Margaret Sanger is alive and well.....

If not in body, in sentiment.
Case in point, the latest round of southern lynchings is proposed...

Metairie legislator proposes sterilization for poor women

04:35 PM CDT on Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Associated Press

State Representative John LaBruzzo of Metairie said many of his constituents are tired of paying for children from poor families and that is why he is considering proposing legislation that would pay women on government assistance $1,000 if they choose to be sterilized.

“You have these people who are just fed up with working their buns off to try to provide for their own family and being forced by the government to provide for others’ families who just want to have unlimited kids,” he said.

LaBruzzo said he is studying voluntary sterilization for women whose sole financial support comes from the government in the form of welfare or other public assistance. His idea would be to give the women $1,000 if they had their tubes tied.

His proposal has come under harsh criticism by some civil rights groups.

The ACLU called it a misguided and mean-spirited attempt to eliminate poverty by eliminating the poor.

LaBruzzo said his office has been flooded by emails, many supporting his position.

“We have more in favor, saying, ‘good job, keep it going.’”
he said. “Of course we have a lot saying you’re going in the wrong direction.”

LaBruzzo said that in addition to the sterilization of women, he would consider vasectomies for welfare dads and tax incentives for higher income families with children in private schools.

Here is an interview with Rep. LaBruzzo:

(Please note his almost contemtuous use of the term 'these people', and note how he defends himself...)

"Eugenics is the self-direction of human evolution": from the Second International Eugenics Conference, 1921

Let us examine the roots of this sentiment, by looking at the words of Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, and her mentor, Thomas Malthus. Sanger was a 'Malthusian Eugenicist' In the interest of space, I will leave it up to you reader, to investigate the terms and people further:

From: The Negro Project:
Margaret Sanger's Eugenic Plan for Black Americans
By Tanya L. Green

All children born, beyond what would be required to keep up the population to a desired level, must necessarily perish, unless room is made for them by the deaths of grown persons. We should facilitate, instead of foolishly and vainly endeavoring to impede, the operations of nature in producing this mortality. – Thomas Malthus - An Essay on the Principle of Population

"Organized charity itself is the symptom of a malignant social disease. Those vast, complex, interrelated organizations aiming to control and to diminish the spread of misery and destitution and all the menacing evils that spring out of this sinisterly fertile soil, are the surest sign that our civilization has bred, is breeding and perpetuating constantly increasing numbers of defectives, delinquents and dependents.

It [charity] encourages the healthier and more normal sections of the world to shoulder the burden of unthinking and indiscriminate fecundity of others; which brings with it, as I think the reader must agree, a dead weight of human waste. Instead of decreasing and aiming to eliminate the stocks that are most detrimental to the future of the race and the world, it tends to render them to a menacing degree dominant [emphasis added].

The most serious charge that can be brought against modern "benevolence" is that it encourages the perpetuation of defectives, delinquents and dependents. These are the most dangerous elements in the world community, the most devastating curse on human progress and expression."

The Review printed an excerpt of an address Sanger gave in 1926. In it she said:

"It now remains for the U.S. government to set a sensible example to the world by offering a bonus or yearly pension to all obviously unfit parents who allow themselves to be sterilized by harmless and scientific means. In this way the moron and the diseased would have no posterity to inherit their unhappy condition. The number of the feeble-minded would decrease and a heavy burden would be lifted from the shoulders of the fit."

– Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood

What happened to these women's "Right to Choose'?


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