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Planned Parenthood Tosses Margaret Sanger Under the Bus to Distance Itself from Recent Employees’ Complaints of “Systemic Racism”

Planned Parenthood Tosses Margaret Sanger Under the Bus to Distance Itself from Recent Employees’ Complaints of “Systemic Racism”

Planned Parenthood has decided to remove the name of its founder, eugenicist Margaret Sanger, from its flagship abortion facility in Manhattan, according to news reports.

The Margaret Sanger Planned Parenthood is a high-volume abortion facility located at 26 Bleecker Street on Margaret Sanger Square which is known for a causing a large number of life-threatening medical emergencies that required ambulance transport to a local hospital. 

Planned Parenthood is also reportedly asking the City to remove Sanger’s name from the street sign posted on the abortion facility’s corner.

Sanger is well known for her eugenics ideology that included a reprehensible desire to purify the human race by reducing the population of certain minority races, including Blacks. 

The Margaret Sanger Planned Parenthood’s location lends itself to targeting poor urban women of color for abortions.

The move to disavow Margaret Sanger comes in the wake of a public scandal that involved a letter signed by New York 300 employees dated June 18, 2020, that accused New York Planned Parenthood’s CEO Laura McQuade of “systemic racism, pay inequity, and lack of upward mobility for Black staff,” abusive behavior, and financial malfeasance.

The following day, employees of the Kansas-based Planned Parenthood Great Plains, where McQuade served as CEO from 2010-2017, issued a letter in support of the New York Planned Parenthood workers that went a step further.  The Kansas letter claimed reforms were needed to address systemic racism throughout the entire Planned Parenthood abortion chain.

“A reckoning within the Planned Parenthood organization — across affiliates and the national office at PPFA — is long past due. It’s not enough to just say ‘Black Lives Matter’ or ‘Defund the Police’ if our own systems continue to oppress Black and non-Black people of color,” the letter stated.

McQuade has since been fired from Planned Parenthood.

Pro-life groups have rightfully accused Planned Parenthood of targeting women of color by locating their clinics predominately in minority neighborhoods.

According to an article published by in 2017, the statistics back up that claim.

Moreover, Life Issues Institute documented in its 2012 research that Planned Parenthood targets women of color for abortion by placing 79 percent of its surgical abortion facilities within walking distance of minority neighborhoods.

“Removing Sanger’s name from one of their abortion mills is a hollow gesture that doesn’t begin to make up for over 100 years of racism and harm,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue, whose group as documented 34 life-threatening medical emergencies at the Margaret Sanger Planned Parenthood.

In 2009, Roselle Owens, a 17-year old Black high school student, died from abortion she received at ...