New Film Praises Planned Parenthood Founder Margaret Sanger

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by Max Douglas  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  December 19, 2016   

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HOLLYWOOD (ChurchMilitant.com) - Reports surfaced last week that Hollywood will glorify the life of Planned Parenthood founder and eugenicist Margaret Sanger.

The new film celebrating the life of Sanger will be based on Ellen Feldman's novel "Terrible Virtue." The book reportedly marks Sanger as a "hero and icon."

Erika Olde, who will produce the film, told reporters, "Margaret's story as an advocate who led the battle for birth control and eventually founding Planned Parenthood is so relevant given our recent election and today's climate as we are once again forced to deal with basic human rights."

 

It is likely Olde is referring to Donald Trump's promise to appoint a Supreme Court justice who will overturn Roe v. Wade. 

Sanger's eugenics and social engineering are often praised by the liberal left as working for so-called sexual equality and freedom. While many praise Sanger for working for the desires of the common woman, it was the Rockefellers who were among Sanger's most sizeable donors.

Sanger founded the American Birth Control League in 1921, which later became Planned Parenthood Federation in 1942.

Sanger's mission is encapsulated in her 1920 book "Women and the New Race," where she writes, "Birth control itself, often denounced as a violation of natural law, is nothing more or less than the facilitation of the process of weeding out the unfit, of preventing the birth of defectives or of those who will become defectives."

Sanger is also responsible for the founding of the Negro Project in 1939. She worked to ally herself with black pastors during that time period because "we do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members."

As of this year, with the release of videos showing Planned Parenthood profiting off aborted babies' body parts, more African American celebrities have spoken out against Sanger.

Baltimore Ravens tight end Ben Watson commented on Sanger's eugenic ideals earlier this year. "I do know that blacks kind of represent a large portion of the abortions," he told reporters, "and I do know that honestly the whole idea with Planned Parenthood and Sanger in the past was to exterminate blacks, and it's kind of ironic that it's working."

More than 59 million abortions have taken place since the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision in 1973, and a disproportionate 18 million of them have been committed against black babies.

African American celebrity and actor Nick Cannon also weighed in last November, accusing Sanger's organization of engaging in "eugenics" and "population control."

Phelim McAleer, one of the producers of the movie "Gosnell," which highlights an abortion clinic where black babies' spines were snipped outside of the womb, commented on the anticipation around the Sanger film. "I [also] suspect the Sanger movie won't address her love of eugenics and its ideas of racial purity and Sanger's speech to the KKK — which was so well received they invited her back."

 

 

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