Last week the news of the atrocious shooting in New Zealand shocked and horrified the entire world. A white national supremacist broke into two Christchurch mosques and massacred fifty Muslim worshipers while live-streaming the attack.
Many people reached out on social media to express their support for New Zealand, including President Donald Trump who expressed his condolences on Twitter.
Ironically, Planned Parenthood was also among those who also tweeted on social media.
The problem obviously is not with what Planned Parenthood is saying, it’s the irony in what they are saying. Planned Parenthood tweeting about the right to leave free from fear and violence is extremely hypocritical. The irony of Planned Parenthood’s tweet wasn’t lost on their followers.
One Twitter user even pointed out that Planned Parenthood itself was founded by Margaret Sanger, herself a racist and proponent of eugenics.
Not only was the founder of Planned Parenthood a eugenicist, she also became known for other activities. On pages 366-367 of her 1938 autobiography, Sanger spoke warmly of her May 1926 speech to the women’s chapter of the KKK in Silverlake, New Jersey. In August 1914, Sanger was indicted for inciting murder and assassination, and for violating obscenity laws, and subsequently fled the country. Two years later, the charges were dropped.
Sanger is famously quoted from a 1957 interview with Mike Wallace,in which she said: “I think the greatest sin in the world is bringing children into the world—that have disease from their parents, that have no chance in the world to be a human being practically. Delinquents, prisoners, all sorts of things just marked when they’re born. That to me is the greatest sin—that people can—can commit.”
Another Twitter user brought up infanticide, which Planned Parenthood’s current leader recently said does not exist. Leana Wen, the current CEO of Planned Parenthood recently tweeted that infanticide “doesn’t exist,” despite the fact that Planned Parenthood’s 2018 annual report details that they aborted 332,757 babies last year. In 2018, Planned Parenthood aborted more babies than it did in any five previous years and the abortion giant is now responsible for the deaths of roughly 8 million human lives.
Planned Parenthood’s tweet was not only ironic and hypocritical, but also extremely insensitive.