It is impossible to defend the ugly racist who founded Planned Parenthood. When Margaret Sanger spoke at her first Ku Klux Klan rally, the crowd went gaga and invited her to more hate rallies. "A dozen invitations to speak to similar groups were proffered." (Margaret Sanger: An Autobiography, P.366)
So you can't blame the hapless President of NOW for this feeble defense of the KKK's favorite keynote speaker:
Laurie Bertram Roberts, Mississippi State Pres. of the National Organization of Women, comments on Margaret Sanger’s racism:
“First of all, Margaret Sanger did not work on abortion. She worked on birth control. Context is everything. I will never deny that Margaret Sanger was connected to the eugenics movement, what they (abortion opponents) never bothered to say is that eugenicists also wanted to limit the birth rate of poor white people and disabled people. It wasn’t just Black people; it was a whole lot of people they deem to be unfit.”
Quoted in “Thank God for Stupid Enemies” Speaker for the Dead WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2014
From Anna Wolf “Using the KKK to Fight Abortion Rights” Jackson Free Press April 16, 2014
Margaret Sanger was the founder of Planned Parenthood. She was also an avowed racist (she spoke at at least one KKK meeting) who did indeed advocate sterilizations of the handicapped and poor.
Great discussion going on at Free Republic: NOW pres: It’s ok, Margaret Sanger didn’t just hate Blacks