Letter To The Editor: Rebuttal On Nazi Comparison

By JACQUELINE KROHN, M.D., MPH
Los Alamos
 
Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, was a leading voice of eugenics, the belief that the qualities of the human population would be improved by means such as discouraging reproduction by persons having genetic defects or presumed to have inheritable undesirable traits or undesirable race.
 
This philosophy was the basis of Nazi Germany’s racist policies and the extermination of Jews and other peoples.
 
Margaret Sanger wrote in 1939, “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population.”
 
In the 1930s and 1940s Sanger’s eugenics views led to compulsory sterilization laws in 30 US states, ridding the population of “people she considered feeble-minded, idiots and morons.”
 
Where does Planned Parenthood place their clinics? The primary consideration is not poverty but the percentage of blacks in the area. Planned Parenthood clinics are located in ZIP codes with higher percentages of blacks and Hispanics than a state’s overall percentage.
 
Although they make up less than 13 percent of the female population, black women have about 37 percent of the abortions. Blacks make up 25 percent of the New York City population; 46 percent of abortions were Black babies.
 
Shockingly, more Black babies were killed by abortion in New York City than were born alive. Isn’t this racist or genocidal?
 
Whites make up 44 percent of the New York City population but only account for 12 percent of the abortions. More than 8 million babies have been aborted in the United States.
 
The racism of abortion is matched by the gender bias of abortions around the world. Unborn baby girls are much more likely to be killed in the womb in India and China than baby boys.
 
So yes, my comparison to Nazi policy is appropriate.
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