Holly Gatling of South Carolina Citizens for Life forwarded a link to the following archived 1957 Mike Wallace interview with Margaret Sanger. I’d never seen Sanger live. I’m not sure how long the interview lasted, 30-45 minutes, but I was spellbound. (Sanger was one itchy woman.)
Sanger was clearly hostile to the Catholic Church. Her talking points were remarkably similar to her Planned Parenthood progeny. She saw pregnancy prevention and population control as the cure for problems such as world hunger. She disagreed that birth control would lead to promiscuity.
The question is, 50 years later, where is any proof Sanger was right? Isn’t there, rather, overwhelming proof she was wrong?
The Philip Morris cigarette pitches… wow, now those dated this piece more than anything else. Click on graphic below to link to video:
Interestingly, Sanger refused to call infidelity or murder sin but strongly condemned as sin bearing sick children or bringing children into problematic homes, i.e., eugenics. When Wallace asked Sanger if she believed in sin…
Sanger: I think the greatest sin in the world is bringing children into the world – that have disease from their parents, that have no chance in the world to be a human being practically. Delinquents, prisoners, all sorts of things just marked when they’re born. That to me is the greatest sin – that people can – can commit….
Wallace: Do you believe infidelity is a sin?…
Sanger: I don’t know about infidelity, that has many personalities to it – and what a person’s own belief is – you can’t, I couldn’t generalize on any of those things as being sins.
Wallace: Murder is a sin.
Sanger: Well, I naturally think murder, whether it’s a sin or not, is a terrible act.
Of course we think of murder when we think of Sanger and abortion, but she obviously did not. Sanger also had a new-age view of God, saying we each have divinity within us, although again, she obviously placed preborn children in a non-divine category.