In the post script of our book "Ages of the Giants: A Cultural History of the Tall Ones in Prehistoric America", we exposed some lesser known facts about Margaret Sanger, the infamous founder of Planned Parenthood. The following is an excerpt from the book:
"Margaret Sanger is mostly known for founding Planned Parenthood in 1942 (which emerged from out of her American Birth Control League, established in 1921) and promoting the concept of “birth control” in the United States. Sanger was actually a highly effective voice of eugenics and an official member of the American Eugenics Society (under the name Mrs. Noah Slee). In her many speeches, Sanger repeatedly referenced eugenicists such as Charles Davenport, Francis Galton, and Madison Grant. She advocated the technocratic, highly managed society originally envisioned by Georges Vacher De Lapouge that was fervently promoted in America by Madison Grant. Sanger’s philosophy was that birth control and eugenics had the same end: to eliminate the unfit and undesirable among humanity, which she referred to as “weeds”. (10)
Sanger had received her education in eugenics from Havelock Ellis, who according to some was also her lover and the individual who heightened her interest in the occult. An ardent practitioner of Theosophy, on January 8th, 1936, Margaret Sanger gave a speech about the value of birth control at the headquarters of the Theosophical Society at Adyar, India. In her speech, she advocated the sterilization of the “feebleminded”, epileptics, and those with inheritable diseases, and announced, “I believe this whole movement belongs to those who are helping the spiritual evolution of the race.” (23)
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