Black Pastors Demand Removal of Planned Parenthood Founder Margaret Sanger Statue
With leftist protests demanding the removal of Confederate monuments across the country, a group of conservative black pastors are making themselves heard by saying that a bust of Planned Parenthood founder and abortion and eugenics advocate Margaret Sanger be removed from the Smithsonian in Washington.
From the website lifenews.com,
"The museum has the Sanger bust in their 'Struggle for Justice' exhibit, which is supposed to honor those of the past who were 'champions of justice.' A sign beneath the sculpture says that Sanger was “profoundly affected by the physical and mental toll exacted on women by frequent childbirth, miscarriage and self-induced abortion.”
The pastors wrote the institute a letter explaining that Sanger was far from a champion for their race because of her strong ties to the eugenics movement. The black pastors, along with other pro-life advocates rallied outside the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery to demand the removal of the statue.
They say Sanger supported eugenics to rid the nation of those she deemed 'defective' and 'feeble-minded' by stopping the growth of their populations, particularly blacks and other minorities."
Officials at the Smithsonian have rejected the request, defending the inclusion of Sanger in their exhibit, describing her as someone who "fought to achieve civil rights for disenfranchised or marginalized groups.”
But the pastors say they will not be dissuaded, saying “Margaret Sanger was a racist who wanted to end the black population through birth control and abortion."