The biggest abortion provider in the United States had to dump its founder, Margaret Sanger, on account of her advocacy of eugenics and social Darwinism. That wouldn’t have been happening two decades ago. Back then, it was okay to just sneer at people who raised the issue.
It may be facing other troubles too:
Planned Parenthood, the biggest business in town, has had to eat humble pie and disown its patron saint, Margaret Sanger, a eugenicist who thought that black lives, among others, were multiplying too fast.
PPFA also has leadership issues, and staff in some clinics are fed up with bullying bosses and low wages. Indeed, one abortion activist blames Planned Parenthood for the fact that “the pro-life movement has us on our heels.”
The left-liberal British daily, The Guardian, recently ran a piece by a US columnist under the heading, “The pro-choice movement is in tatters. Planned Parenthood is part of the problem”. In it, feminist Jessa Crispin complains bitterly about the ineffectiveness of the organisation that is practically synonymous with the abortion industry in the US, and its political leadership.
Crispin herself worked for Planned Parenthood in Texas for five years. According to her, PPFA has become so invested in its political role that it is letting the industry itself go to pot, betraying the ranks of ordinary workers and the women whose access to abortion is reduced. It cannot simply blame Trump, she says, since the trend of conservative state governments passing restrictive abortion laws has been happening for decades.Carolyn Moynihan, “Why ‘I stand with Planned Parenthood’ is a slogan in trouble” at MercatorNet
While live baby dismemberment is an ultra-cool elite cause, fully in accord with Darwinian principles, it still horrifies many ordinary people. Time will tell if that still matters.
See also: Planned Parenthood Disavowed Margaret Sanger — Finally (Barry Arrington)