Margaret Sanger’s Questionable History Returns To Center Of Abortion Debate

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Margaret Sanger, the Funder of Planned Parenthood, and her Dubious Past are Once Again at the Center of the Abortion Debate

The leaked draft of a potential overturning of the 1973 landmark Roe v. Wade decision has thrown Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger back into the spotlight.

Following the leaked SCOTUS draft last week, Sanger – a birth control campaigner and nurse who founded what became Planned Parenthood in 1916 – has been mentioned by a number of conservatives on social media.

Controversy

Sanger’s controversial writings and the resulting outrage over the years prompted Planned Parenthood to denounce her in a New York Times op-ed piece last year.

Sanger’s support of eugenics and her writings promoting racism have long haunted Planned Parenthood.

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Rebecca Horvath
Rebecca Horvath
Rebecca Horvath is an editor and writer for NRN. For nearly a decade, Horvath wrote a regular Community Voices column for the Johnson City Press, where she was known to ruffle a few feathers. In 2018, she began writing for the National Federation of Republican Women, interviewing and profiling candidates such as Sen. Martha McSally and Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith. Horvath also contributes to Net3d.home.blog.