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Planned Parenthood to remove founder Margaret Sanger's name from NYC clinic because she supported racist eugenics

Added 07-21-20 02:17:02pm EST - “But a biographer argued that Sanger's views were the 'opposite of racism' and have been misrepresented” - Theblaze.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Theblaze.com: “Planned Parenthood to remove founder Margaret Sanger's name from NYC clinic because she supported racist eugenics”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

But a biographer argued that Sanger's views were the 'opposite of racism' and have been misrepresented

Planned Parenthood of Greater New York will remove the name of Margaret Sanger — a founder of the organization — from its Manhattan clinic due to her "harmful connections to the eugenics movement," the New York Times reported Tuesday.

A public health nurse, Sanger opened the first birth control clinic in the United States in Brooklyn in 1916, the paper said, adding that since then she's been lionized as a feminist icon and reproductive rights pioneer.

In front of the Sanger Clinic on Amber Street in Brooklyn, October 1916, which became Planned Parenthood of America. Photo by Underwood Archives/Getty Images

But the Times reported that Sanger also supported eugenics. The paper defined it as "a discredited belief in improving the human race through selective breeding, often targeted at poor people, those with disabilities, immigrants and people of color."

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