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Mike Wallace Interview With Margaret Sanger Surfaces After Death
Life News ^ | 4/8/12 | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 04/09/2012 11:28:00 AM PDT by Nachum

Following the death of journalist and reporter Mike Wallace, an interview he conducted with Planned Parenthood founder and eugenicist Margaret Sanger made the rounds across the Internet over the weekend.

Below are clips from the interview Margaret Sanger gave to Mike Wallace in 1957. During the interview, the full version of which can be seen here, Sanger talks to Wallace about why she became an advocate for birth control, abortion, stopping so-called overpopulation, and talks about the Catholic Church, and morality.

(Excerpt) Read more at lifenews.com ...


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KEYWORDS: abortion; catholicchurch; caughtontape; cbsnews; eugenics; interview; margaretsanger; mike; mikewallace; moralabsolutes; proaborts; prolife; sanger; wallace
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To: Lorianne

-—She never advocated abortion and that line that you quoted is taken out of context.-—

What’s the context for advocating infanticide?

——Even out of context she does not advocate abortion. She did, however, advocate for forced sterilization of the ‘unfit’——

I searched and couldn’t find a pro-abortion quote. But that public position seems incongruous with her support of infanticide and Nazi-style eugenics. Perhaps her public position regarding abortion was calculated. She seems to have few scruples, so misrepresenting her position for the greater evil would not be difficult for her.


51 posted on 04/10/2012 5:36:25 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: Lorianne

Margaret Sanger’s Multifaceted Defense of Abortion and ...

www.uffl.org/vol16/gardiner06.pdf


52 posted on 04/10/2012 5:53:21 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

Sanger did not advocate infanticide either.
She was using the fact infanticide was occuring in poor families (according to her) to promote legal contraception (which was illegel in her day).

Legal contraception and contraception information was her cause. In her day it was illegal to even distribute information about how to prevent pregnancy.

In addition to that she was a eugenicist (and a racist), as were many prominent people of her time.


53 posted on 04/10/2012 7:52:43 AM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

I have read that piece.
The author offers no quote from Sanger in which she advocates for abortion. In fact she used the fact infanticide was more common than people thought (according to her) and abortion becoming more common as a reason to legalize contraception and information on contraception, which was illegal in her day.

He goal was legalized contraception and contraception information. She used her work as a nurse and social worker to paint extreme situations poor immigrant families found themselves in in order to promote her contraception cause. The more sensational the anecdotes the better for her cause, which was contraception.


54 posted on 04/10/2012 7:59:20 AM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: Lorianne

She didn’t advocate infanticide?

On the first page of the PDF I referenced she wrote about witnessing a father of eleven children throwing a crying infant into the snow.

Her reaction.”I remember having keen sympathy with that man!”

She was an EYEWITNESS!

“Out of the door and into the snow the nuisance went.”

She was a moral leper. A devil.


55 posted on 04/10/2012 9:40:49 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: Lorianne

You don’t know if a baby is “diseased” until it is in the womb. She said the sin is bringing a diseased baby into this world. Thus to NOT commit the sin, according to her belief system, would require the termination of that which is diseased, which of course can only exist and be known for sure after conception.


56 posted on 04/10/2012 10:12:04 AM PDT by uptoolate (Republicans sure do like their liberalism)
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To: uptoolate

Sanger thought all kinds of people were ‘diseased’ and that they would produce diseased or feeble minded or otherwise inferior offspring. She advocated coerced or forced sterilization of certain people and even clandestine contraceptives if they could be developed (oral contraceptives had not yet been developed but people were working it).

But she never advocated abortion. Not in print (and she wrote prolifically), not is recorded or transcribed speeches. There is simply no evidence that she supported or advocated for abortion. Her main thing was to get contraception and contraceptive knowledge legal. Her eugenics beliefs (which were quite popular in her time) were a sideline to that.


57 posted on 04/10/2012 3:00:36 PM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: uptoolate

Sanger thought all kinds of people were ‘diseased’ and that they would produce diseased or feeble minded or otherwise inferior offspring. She advocated coerced or forced sterilization of certain people and even clandestine contraceptives if they could be developed (oral contraceptives had not yet been developed but people were working it).

But she never advocated abortion. Not in print (and she wrote prolifically), not is recorded or transcribed speeches. There is simply no evidence that she supported or advocated for abortion. Her main thing was to get contraception and contraceptive knowledge legal. Her eugenics beliefs (which were quite popular in her time) were a sideline to that.


58 posted on 04/10/2012 3:08:30 PM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

Yes, Sanger used many such anecdotes to shock people into believing that infanticide was prevalent and quite understandable in extreme circumstances. This is one of the ways she promoted her contraceptive agenda.


59 posted on 04/10/2012 3:11:06 PM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: Lorianne
Eugenics was very popular in the first half of the 20th Century. Many prominent people espoused eugenics views, even U.S. Presidents

Sounds about the same as man-made global warming, another junk science, but quite popular with the elites.

60 posted on 04/10/2012 5:40:14 PM PDT by Ditto (Nov 2, 2010 -- Partial cleaning accomplished. More trash to remove in 2012)
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Yes, it has many similarities with global warming ‘science’. It was quite the fad in pre WWII Western countries. Lost a bit of its cache after WWII


61 posted on 04/10/2012 7:10:11 PM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: Lorianne
. She was not the first to think of birth control as indispensable to women’s rightsOne can trace that idea back to the French Revolution. Her views are basically socialist and in socialism the family is an anachronistic institution..
62 posted on 04/10/2012 9:16:01 PM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: RobbyS

Yes, that is true.


63 posted on 04/11/2012 9:16:27 AM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: Lorianne
Lost a bit of its cache after WWI.

Well said.

64 posted on 04/11/2012 9:50:23 PM PDT by Ditto (Nov 2, 2010 -- Partial cleaning accomplished. More trash to remove in 2012)
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