Margaret Sanger & The 'Birth' of Abortion by David Rives

Margaret Sanger & The ‘Birth’ of Abortion by David Rives

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Ideas don’t exist in a vacuum. We’re all influenced by someone and it shapes the way we think and what we believe which, in turn, shapes how we act. Evolution is a philosophy that has shaped the minds of many leaders throughout history. One such person who was heavily influenced by Darwinian ideas was Margret Sanger. Her legacy lives on through the abortion giant, Planned Parenthood.

Sanger believed that there were “less fit” races that needed to have their populations reduced. She sought to do this through the active promotion of eugenics, the killing or forced sterilization of people to bring about the improvement of the human race. She frequently quoted from Darwin to support her ideas about eugenics and believed she was “working in accord with the universal law of evolution.”

Sanger thought that strategic birth control was the only means to improve and control the human population.

This would allow those who were superior to produce children, while those she deemed as less fit could be prevented from bearing children. She suggested euthanasia, segregation in work camps, sterilization, and abortion as means to weeding out the so-called “less fit.” She was even against charity and helping the poor because it only enabled them to survive and produce more children.

Among those Sanger saw as “less fit” was anyone who belonged to a non-Aryan ethnic group—basically only Indo-Europeans met the criteria for being “fit.” And of this specific group anyone who was judged as feeble-minded, irresponsible, or defective was also “less fit.” According to Sanger and other eugenists of the time, up to 70% of the population was undesirable.

Many people bought into Sanger’s racist and evolutionary ideas and implemented eugenics. Over half of the states in America had forced sterilization programs for the “unfit” and many Asian and European nations followed suit, including Nazi Germany. Today, her blood-stained legacy lives on in an organization that you’ve probably heard of: Planned Parenthood – the largest provider of abortions in America.

When you reject the Bible and accept an ape-like ancestry for mankind, why not try and help evolution along by killing or sterilizing the “less fit”? After all, in an evolutionary perspective we’re just animals so what difference does it make? When we start with God’s Word we get a totally different picture. Every single human being is made in the image of God and has worth and value because of that. It gives dignity and purpose to every human, and when I look at the complexity, individuality, and design of each one of us, it reminds me of the words of King David: “I will praise thee for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.”

I’m David Rives. Truly, the heavens declare the glory of God.

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  1. Dear David Reeves,
    Adolph Hitler was an avid fan of Margaret Sander and her Eugenics movement. So Hitler invited Margaret Sanger and several of her group to Germany to discuss folio “The Negro Problem” which he loved so much that he soon produced his own booklet guiding official Nazi policy. The name of his booklet was that same except for the insertion of the word “Jewish” instead of Negro.
    In effect the writings of Sanger were used as the immoral ideology driving the Holocaust by the Nazi party. No wonder Hitler felt justified. Here was scientific proof distilled from the scholarly books of Charles Darwin.

    Danger! I believe these same ideas are being proposed today behind closed doors aimed at reducing the World population and reducing the carbon footprint of mankind. Christians may very well be at the top of the list.

    Thank you for listening.

    Robert McRae
    Political Scientist

  2. My dear departed wife told me if only someone would have explained how the baby inside her was a living human about to be murdered by the State of N.Y. she never would have agreed to the abortion she had back in the sixties.
    She absolutely believed the lies that it wasn’t a baby yet, if only the priest who shook his head at her would have stopped and explained that to her.

  3. It is my prayer that your books will do well, as I understand falling for the lies of abortion as I was coerced into one in high school and have paid dearly for it a long time. I appreciate your encouragement to help with issues women face in a fallen world. God bless you.

  4. This article was truly inspiring. I took notes and plan to share these facts with others. I do watch Creation in the 21st Century on TBN. I would love to watch the series where you interviewed Dr. Caroline Leaf. It aired a few years ago. How can I locate this show? Thanks for all that you share.


  5. This is an excellent article & very inspirational to keep guiding others to hear from God and righteous way of life from the Bible.

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