Margaret Sanger: The “most urgent problem” is how to limit the “defective” from reproducing

By Sarah Terzo

From Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood:

“The most urgent problem today is how to limit and discourage the over-fertility of the mentally and physically defective. Possibly drastic and Spartan methods may be forced upon American society if it continues complacently to encourage the chance and chaotic breeding that has resulted from our stupid, cruel sentimentalism.”

Margaret Sanger,  Pivot of Civilization (New York: Maxwell Reprint Company, 1969 [originally published by Sanger in 1922]). P. 25.

Editor’s note. This appeared at Clinic Quotes and is reposted with permission. Sarah Terzo is offering a short, free pro-life eBook that exposes the pro-choice movement. Click here to get it.