I have been able to identify 2 people from the Democratic Party and one intuition that I believe represent the new Margaret Sangers. In case some of my readers do not know who Margaret Sanger was, let me give you a brief history. Born in 1879 this is what she believed and taught: “Margaret Sanger spoke of sterilizing those she designated as “unfit,” a plan she said would be the “salvation of American civilization.”
She also spoke of those who were “irresponsible and reckless,” among whom she included those “whose religious scruples prevent their exercising control over their numbers.” She further contended, “There is no doubt in the minds of all thinking people that the procreation of this group should be stopped.” That many Americans of African origin constituted a segment of whom Sanger considered “unfit” cannot be easily refuted.
How successful were Margaret’s efforts? After her death in 1966, her efforts led to the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision on legal abortion. How has it met her goals? For example, 36.0% of all abortions in the U.S. in 2014 were performed on Black women. However, only about 13.3% of the total population is Black.
While Black women make up only about 14% of Michigan’s female population, they had 50.6% of all abortions reported in the state in 2017.
How successful have the Sangers of the world been in reducing the number of African-Americans? They are no longer the nation’s largest minority group. Today, Hispanics have outpaced Blacks in population growth.
Who are the new Sangers? The first is Virginia Democratic delegate, Kathy Tran. She introduced a bill that would allow an abortion to take place while the baby is in the birth canal. Of note is that the Virginia Democratic governor, Ralph Northam, supported the bill. “Tran kicked up a firestorm last week in answering yes when asked if her bill would allow a woman in labor and about to deliver to have an abortion.” She later took back the answer, saying that an abortion to interrupt a live birth would be infanticide and illegal. The Republicans in the Virginia house defeated her bill, but another state saw this differently.
The second Margaret Sanger is State Sen. Liz Krueger, a Manhattan Democrat, who with others was the Abortion bill’s sponsor in the New York State Senate. In 2013 17,712,000 people were living in New York, with blacks accounting for 3.5 million or 19.7% of the state’s population.
The number of abortions performed on all races in New York was 98,104 in 2013. Black abortions accounted for 34,960, or almost 36% of all abortions. The question is would Margaret be pleased with these results?
Now let’s turn to the institutional Margaret Sanger, the Democratic Party. The New York Democratic Party leadership celebrated the passage of the bill, extending the time for an abortion to literally the beginning of delivery. They were so proud of what they accomplished that Democratic governor Andrew Cuomo called this bloody, legal monstrosity “a historic victory for New Yorkers and for our progressive values.” He then ordered One World Trade Center—A.K.A., the “Freedom Tower” –and other New York landmarks to be lit up pink. This “achievement,” he said, will “shine a bright light forward for the rest of the nation to follow.” Yes, America will kill its babies after they are born.
Let me be clear: what the New York Democrats were celebrating was the legality of a fully-formed, eight-pound baby girl, with a head of hair, fingernails, eyelashes, and a 100 percent chance of surviving outside the womb, to be poisoned, crushed and killed.
The pushback from both events caught the national Democrats off guard, and they had to do something to change the story and distract people from talking about this horrific thing that they had done. Even so, the Democrats have fought for 43 years for abortion at any time, including the moment of birth.
As I stated above, the governor of Virginia, Ralph Northam, supported the bill and said during an interview with WTOP that, “he supported the motion and seemed to push the envelope a little further by suggesting that a mother could make the decision to abort the child after it was birthed, as it lay on a birthing table.”
The Democrats were shocked at the public outcry of Infanticide. The news was getting more and more negative and they desperately needed to change the message. This unexpected change came from 1984 pictures of blackface and the KKK on Governor Northam’s medical school yearbook page. The panic can be heard in the voice of Erin Burnett when she desperately tries to change the subject from infanticide back to the KKK and Governor Northam. The truth is that the killing of a child in the first 24 hours of birth is properly called Neonaticide.
Here the Democrats saw a way to sacrifice one of their own, Governor Northam, and get a black governor, present Virginia Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax, to make up for the two they lost in the midterms and change the agenda away from infanticide.
I said last Friday on one of my radio appearances that this issue, I believe, will have legs that will take us to the 2020 elections. All of the candidates for the Democratic nomination who called for the ouster of Northam are in trouble. Identifying the Democratic Party with infanticide by Republicans will cost them dearly.
Margaret Sanger, rest well, your friends, the Democratic Party, are fulfilling your dreams.
Dan Perkins is an author, radio and TV talk show host, current events commentator, and philanthropist. His books are available on Amazon.com. More information about him, his writings, and other works are on his website: danperkins.guru.