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Monday, April 13, 2009

Strange role models

Those old school feminists choose strange role models:

We want fewer and better children . . . and we cannot make the social life and the world-peace we are determined to make, with the ill-bred, ill-trained swarms of inferior citizens that you inflict on us.

That ghastly message appeared in the introduction to Margaret Sanger’s 1922 book, The Pivot of Civilization.In a little-noticed incident, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recently announced that she is “really in awe” of Sanger. “The 20th-century reproductive-rights movement, really embodied in the life and leadership of Margaret Sanger, was one of the most transformational in the entire history of the human race,” Clinton declaimed upon receiving an award from the organization that Sanger founded, Planned Parenthood.

Sanger is a very, er, conflicted mentor, at best. And either Clinton doesn’t know all she stood for (unlikely) or she really does agree with her. In which case, I’d agree with the author of the article linked to–this certainly does “puncture the fiction that [Clinton] is a moderate.”

(cross-posted to ProWomanProLife)

Posted by Andrea Mrozek on April 13, 2009 in Current Affairs | Permalink


Shrillery has a habit of putting her foot in her mouth. She lacks her husband's gift for politicking and getting along with people, and unlike her husband has been a born-again radical from her earliest days. She publicly welcomed the news of Teresa Heinz-Kerry telling a bald-faced lie to a reporter and then telling him to shove it with a joyful "You go, girl!"

The best thing that could possibly have happened to the Republican Party would have been for Shrillery to have won the nomination, and even the Presidency. Four years of that would have killed the Clinton dynasty permanently, quite possibly buried the moribund corpse of sixties-style feminism, and relegated the Dems to another two or three terms in the wilderness.

Posted by: Shane Matthews | 2009-04-13 3:44:05 PM

"The campaign for birth control is not merely of eugenic value, but is practically identical with the final aims of eugenics.... We are convinced that racial regeneration, like individual regeneration, must come 'from within.' That is, it must be autonomous, self-directive, and not imposed from without."[22]

We maintain that a woman possessing an adequate knowledge of her reproductive functions is the best judge of the time and conditions under which her child should be brought into the world. We further maintain that it is her right, regardless of all other considerations, to determine whether she shall bear children or not, and how many children she shall bear if she chooses to become a mother... Only upon a free, self-determining motherhood can rest any unshakable structure of racial betterment.[23]

Posted by: Mont D. Law | 2009-04-13 6:23:53 PM

Please, God, hurry the day when babies can be borne of glass tubes, when the option of boy babies only will be available, and men may raise their own platoons.

Posted by: Agha Ali Arkahn | 2009-04-14 10:04:28 AM

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