Nazi Eugenics = Anti-Humanism

From: Ian Goddard (
Date: Sun Apr 02 2000 - 17:13:09 MDT

  In their spring 2000 issue, the editors of Free Inquiry,
  the journal of the Council for Secular Humanism, honor
  Margaret Sanger--who founded Planned Parenthood--by
  including her efforts in a listing of "100 Humanist
  Events That Changed the World." Free Inquiry states:

    "Margaret Sanger opens first birth control clinic
    (1916). Pioneered idea that family size should be
    a woman's choice; opposed religious control over
    reproduction, promoted decoupling of reproduction
    from the sex act." (Free Inquiry, 20(2), page 46)

  Whatever one may feel about a woman's right to choose
  an abortion, the fact is that Sanger's efforts were
  not aimed at maximizing free choice, but were instead
  part of a plan to eliminate human beings, particularly
  those human beings that Sanger believed were not fit
  to exist. Sanger was a leading proponent of compulsory
  eugenics, believing that family size should be determined
  not by parents or the Church, but by government planners.

  Sanger advocated "Race Building" and a plan that would
  relocate a large portion of humanity into concentration
  camps where they would be prevented from reproducing
  their "unfit" and "degenerate" kind. Sanger outlined her
  plan for such a monstrous aggression on humanity in her
  book The Pivot of Civilization [1] and in her journal
  Birth Control Review, [2] which provided a forum for
  some of the most evil and repugnant features of Nazism.

  The slogan on Sanger's journal reads: "Birth Control:
  to create a race of thoroughbreds." Her journal even
  featured an article by Dr. Ernst Rubin, Adolf Hitler's
  director of genetic sterilization. The very same issue
  of Free Inquiry that praises Sanger highlights on its
  cover an article by Peter Singer, a modern-day Sanger
  who believes in killing infants after they're born if
  he determines that the infant would grow up being more
  unhappy than happy, such as if the infant was retarded.

  There is no overlap of Nazism and liberty, but there
  is an overlapping of Nazism and social engineering,
  which highlights the danger of ideologies that reduce
  all of humanity to clay to be molded by central planners.
  The following are excerpts from the Birth Control Review
  (posted here


 Margaret Sanger, "Birth Control and Women's Health."
 Birth Control Review, Dec. 1917, Vol. I, No. 12, page 7:

"In the early history of the race, so-called "natural law"
reigned undisturbed. Under its pitiless and unsympathetic iron
rule, only the strongest, most courageous could live and become
progenitors of the race. The weak died early or were killed.
Today, however, civilization has brought sympathy, pity,
tenderness and other lofty and worthy sentiments, which
interfere with the law of natural selection. We are now in a
state where our charities, our compensation acts, our pensions,
hospitals, and even our drainage and sanitary equipment all
tend to keep alive the sickly and the weak, who are allowed
to propagate and in turn produce a race of degenerates."

Some words Sanger uses to describe those that she deems to be
"unfit" for existence are words that evoke loathing and hate.

 Margaret Sanger, "The Eugenic Value of Birth Control Propaganda."
 Birth Control Review, Oct. 1921, Vol. V, No. 10, page 5:

"Today Eugenics is suggested by the most diverse minds as the
most adequate and thorough avenue to the solution of racial,
political, and social problems ... As an advocate of Birth
Control, I wish to take advantage of the present opportunity
to point out that the unbalance between the birth rate of the
"unfit" and the "fit," admittedly the greatest present menace
to the human race, can never be rectified by the inauguration
of a cradle competition between the two classes. In this
matter, the example of the inferior classes, the fertility of
the feeble-minded, the mentally defective, the poverty-stricken
classes, should not be held up for emulation to the mentally
and physically fit though less fertile parents of the educated
and well-to-do classes. On the contrary, the most urgent
problem today is how to limit and discourage the over fertility
of the mentally and physically defective ... Birth Control is
not advanced as a panacea by which past and present evils of
dysgenic breeding can be magically eliminated. Possibly drastic
and Spartan methods may be forced upon society if it continues
complacently to encourage the chance and chaotic breeding that
has resulted from our stupidly cruel sentimentalism."


 Margaret Sanger, "Women in Germany." Birth Control
 Review, January 1921, Vol. V, No. 1, page 9:

"I visited hospitals in this city, and found them lacking in
the simple and most ordinary article of decency. No soap, no
cod-liver oil, no rubber sheets to protect the beds no linen
to give clean bedding as required, and even the babies must
be all day in wet napkins, because of the inadequate supply
for the proper change. This has given rise to skin trouble,
and the poor little waifs are a sad, miserable lot. It would
be a great kindness to let them die outright, I believe."


 Margaret Sanger. "Plan for Peace." Birth Control Review,
 April 1932, Vol. XVI, No. 4, pages 107 - 108:

"First, put into action President Wilson's fourteen points,
upon which terms Germany and Austria surrendered to the
Allies in 1918.

"Second, have Congress set up a special department for the
study of population problems and appoint a Parliament of
Population, the directors representing the various branches
of science: This body to direct and control the population
through birth rates and immigration, and to direct its
distribution over the country according to national needs
consistent with taste, fitness and interest of the individuals.

"The main objectives of the Population Congress would be:

a. To raise the level and increase the general intelligence
of population.

b. To increase the population slowly by keeping the birth rate
at its present level of fifteen per thousand, decreasing the
death rate below its present mark of 11 per thousand.

c. To keep the doors of immigration closed to the entrance of
certain aliens whose condition is known to be detrimental to
the stamina of the race, such as feebleminded, idiots, morons,
insane, syphilitic, ipileptic, criminal, professional prostitutes,
and others in this class barred by the immigration laws of 1924.

d. To apply a stern and rigid policy of sterilization and
segregation to that grade of population whose progeny is
already tainted, or whose inheritance is such that objectionable
traits may be transmitted to offspring.

e. To insure the country against future burdens of maintenance
for numerous offspring as may be born of feebleminded parents,
by pensioning all persons with transmissible diseases who
voluntarily consent to sterilization.

f. To give certain dysgenic groups in our population their
choice of segregation or sterilization.

g. To apportion farm lands and homesteads for these
segregated persons where they would be taught to work under
competent instructors for the period of their entire lives.

"The first step would thus be to control the intake and output
of morons, mental defectives, epileptics.

"The second step would be to take an inventory of the
secondary group such as illiterates, paupers, unemployables,
criminals, prostitutes, dope-fiends; classify them in special
departments under government medical protection, and segregate
them on farms and open spaces as long as necessary for the
strengthening and development of moral conduct.

"Having corralled this enormous part of our population and
placed it on a basis of health instead of punishment, it is
safe to say that fifteen or twenty millions of our population
would then be organized into soldiers of defense ) defending
the unborn against their own disabilities ...

"With the future citizen safeguarded from hereditary taints,
with five million mental and moral degenerates segregated, with
ten million women and ten million children receiving adequate
care, we could then turn our attention to the basic needs for
international peace.

"There would be a a definite effort to make population increase
slowly and at a specified rate, in order to accommodate and
adjust increasing numbers to the best social and economic

"In the meantime we should organize and join an International
League of Low Birth Rate Nations to secure and maintain
World Peace."

  Margaret Sanger's "Plan for Peace" (Birth Control
  Review, April 1932, Vol. XVI, No. 4, pages 107-8).

[1] The Pivot of Civilization, by Margeret Sanger:

[2] Hundreds of quotes from Birth Control Review:
See also:
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    then the Official Story must be suspect on its face.
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