Posted: Mon. April 26, 2021, 3:43pm PT
Research Fellow Thomas Cargill, author of Eugenics in High School History: Failure to Confront the Past in the Summer 2020 issue of The Independent Review, discusses the history of Planned Parenthood and its founder, Margaret Sanger. Sanger was a proponent of getting rid of the "unfit" through the forced sterilization of tens of thousands of US citizens in the early 20th century. Sanger's eugenics policies and efforts to prevent full citizenship to the "unfit" in the United States became the model for Nazi Germany's Nuremberg Laws of 1935.