(ConservativePeak.com)- Some readers may already know by now that Planned Parenthood, the biggest provider of abortions in the United States, was established by a eugenicist and racist named Margaret Sanger. This has been public knowledge since the very beginning of Planned Parenthood, but it has taken decades for the organization to finally distance itself from the views of its founder.
On Tuesday, Planned Parenthood of Greater New York announced that they would be removing the name of its founder from its main facility in New York City. The abortion provider said they were doing so because of Sanger’s “harmful connections to the eugenic movement.”
As part of the announcement, Planned Parenthood also said that they would begin working with the city government to get the wheels moving on renaming an honorary street that is known as “Margaret Sanger Square.” You can currently find this street on the intersection of Mott Street and Bleecker Street in Manhattan.
Why didn’t city officials and Planned Parenthood consider Sanger’s support for eugenics and racism a problem back when they named the street after her in the first place?
“The removal of Margaret Sanger’s name from our building is both a necessary and overdue step to reckon with our legacy and acknowledge Planned Parenthood’s contributions to historical reproductive harm within communities of color,” the board chair of Greater New York Planned Parenthood Karen Seltzer said.
“Margaret Sanger’s concern and advocacy for reproductive health have been clearly documented, but so too has her racist legacy,” she continued. “There is overwhelming evidence for Sanger’s deep belief in eugenic ideology, which runs completely counter to our values at PPGNY.”
It’s probably not a coincidence that this is happening only one month after workers from Planned Parenthood accused the former CEO of PPGNY, Laura McQuade, of perpetuating “systematic racism.”
Have you ever heard this phrase “systematic racism” as much as you hear it these days? It seems to be a catch-all term for anything people consider to be bad.
Sanger’s legacy is well documented, but conservatives have been the ones at the forefront of exposing her racism to the world. Dinesh D’Souza, a conservative author, raised the question of why Black Lives Matter ignores her legacy of racism at the beginning of July.
This is the Margaret Sanger bust at the National Portrait Gallery. A lifelong eugenicist, Sanger supported racial segregation & forced sterilization for low IQ, handicapped & “undesirable” black people. She also praised Nazi sterilization laws. #BLM why ignore her racist legacy? pic.twitter.com/tz0trEZjuz
— Dinesh D’Souza (@DineshDSouza) July 9, 2020
Could this massively overdue decision be a result of liberals not wanting to admit that conservatives were right?