If youre looking for the racist in the abortion debate, start with Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood and its hateful “Negro Project.” Sanger called African Americans “human weeds” and said “more children from the fit, less from the unfit.” Yet when she was the subject of a recent cable TV tribute, liberals offered not a whisper of protest.
Todays Planned Parenthood seems just as racist as its founder. International Planned Parenthood officials eagerly promoted condoms and abortionsbut not medicines or clean waterfor Third-World delegates attending the recent United Nations womens conference in China (see “Postcard from Beijing,” pp. 1-3).
Another liberal icon, evolution theorist Charles Darwin, provided the intellectual underpinnings for 20th-century genocides of every kind when he wrote that “the civilized races of man will almost certainly exterminate and replace the savage races.” That would seem to warrant calls for Darwins expulsion from diversity-minded public school classrooms, yet he remains a noncontroversial figure among liberals.