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N.Y. Planned Parenthood ditches founder’s name

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 7/21/20, 03:01 pm

Margaret Sanger, who established the organization that became the country’s largest abortion business, promoted eugenics and held racist views. Planned Parenthood of Greater New York on Tuesday decided to remove her name from its Manhattan facility. The organization may also consider removing her name from a street sign near its offices, The New York Times reported.

Why did Planned Parenthood make the move now? Just four years ago, the abortion giant released an eight-page defense of Sanger’s views for its 100th anniversary. But after two months of nationwide protests against systemic racism, the organization decided to “acknowledge Planned Parenthood’s contributions to historical reproductive harm within communities of color,” said Karen Seltzer, chairwoman of the board of the New York facility. The organization commits hundreds of thousands of abortions each year.

Dig deeper: From the WORLD archives, read Juliana Chan Erikson’s report on the African American pro-life advocates who want Sanger’s bust removed from the National Portrait Gallery.

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Kyle Ziemnick

Kyle is a WORLD Digital news reporter. He is a World Journalism Institute and Patrick Henry College graduate. Kyle resides in Purcellville, Va. Follow him on Twitter @kylezim25.

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  • DEBI
    Posted: Tue, 07/21/2020 10:03 pm

    Thank you very much for this article !  It made me think :  

    They should  "acknowledge Planned Parenthood's contributions to historical reproductive harm within

    (all) communities"  ... !!

    Posted: Wed, 07/22/2020 12:43 am

    The organization needs to acknowledge its racist "contributions to historical and ongoing reproductive harm within communities of color" by aborting the future of those communities.

    Also, despite denials, there is a direct correlation between the "canceling" of Margaret Sanger and the firing of Planned Parenthood executive Laura McQuade last month.

    Abby Johnson, founder of And Then There Were None, has invited the disgruntled employees to leave Planned Parenthood ( at about 0:55). I'm praying for this to happen.

    Posted: Wed, 07/22/2020 11:58 pm

    Are there any statues of those women people should demand to be removed?