Hillary Clinton receives award named for famed eugenist
WASHINGTON (BP)—When Secretary of State Hillary Clinton received Planned Parenthood’s highest honor, it came in the name of a woman who promoted eliminating “the unfit” from the human race.
The Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) presented Clinton with the Margaret Sanger Award at its annual awards dinner March 27 in Houston, Texas. Sanger founded an organization in 1916 that became Planned Parenthood.
Receiving the award is a “great privilege,” Clinton said after the presentation. “I admire Margaret Sanger enormously, her courage, her tenacity, her vision…. I am really in awe of her,” Clinton said.
Sanger, however, was a eugenicist, a fact that goes unacknowledged by Planned Parenthood and certainly was not mentioned by Clinton in her speech at the awards ceremony.
“Planned Parenthood will try to say that she wasn’t , but they pull her quotes out of context,” said Angela Franks, author of Margaret Sanger’s Eugenic Legacy: The Control of Female Fertility. Sanger “completely embraced eugenic ideas,” Franks told Baptist Press.