“I care too much about the lives of these babies to debate the intent of (Margaret) Sanger’s views when the devastation she brought into this world is obvious.”
– DAN FOREST
Fake News Reports:
Liberal television station WRAL and the Democrat Party are pushing a narrative that Dan Forest lied about the racist origins of Planned Parenthood.
Dan briefly mentioned the controversial history of Planned Parenthood during remarks to a group of black pastors and faith leaders in January 2020 at the Upper Room Church of God in Christ in Raleigh. Dan said that Planned Parenthood was founded to destroy the black race.
Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger was undisputedly a leader of the eugenics movement in the United States, a shameful period where civic leaders attempted to “improve” society through forced sterilization and abortion of so-called “undesirables.” Sanger notably spoke to at least one KKK event about this mission.
North Carolina’s ugly history in eugenics includes being the state with the third-most sterilizations, and the General Assembly voted in 2013 to compensate victims of this policy.
But even setting the history aside, the facts speak for themselves. Since 1973, 19 million black babies have been aborted, mostly by Planned Parenthood. Dan cares too much about the lives of these babies to debate the intent of Sanger’s views when the devastation she brought into this world is obvious.
Don’t take our word for it:
Black leaders across the state have thanked Dan for having the courage to say these hard truths.
Here is what John Amanchukwu, assistant to the bishop of Upper Room Church of God in Christ in Raleigh, told WRAL in comments they chose not to air:
“This issue is plain and clear. This is what Magaret Sanger said. Dan Forest did a great job of talking about it. … The leading cause of death in our country is abortion, and 900 black babies are aborted every day. We want to bring awareness to the issue. I’m thankful for Dan Forest for speaking up.”
Clarence Henderson, a civil rights leader and participant in the 1960 Greensboro sit-ins, said this: “The real issue is not Margaret Sanger or Planned Parenthood. The issue is that abortion is killing a disproportionate number of black babies and I’m glad Dan Forest cares enough to talk about it.”