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By Diogenes (articles ) | Jul 09, 2009

 We all know-- or ought to know, since the evidence is plentiful-- that Margaret Sanger, the patron saint of Planned Parenthood, was a racist and eugenicist. She favored legal abortion as a means of controlling the growth of the racial groups she deemed inferior. But that's all ancient history now. We don't dredge up the distasteful facts about the origins of the population-control movement.

Or do we?

Maybe Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg didn't get the memo. She told the New York Times

Frankly I had thought that at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of.

OK. Wait. Stop. Reset. Let's read that sentence again.

Frankly I had thought that at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of. [Emphasis added]

Yup, that's what I thought she said.  

 

 

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