Letters to the editor illustrate that Planned Parenthood (PP) is one of the most controversial organizations in this country. Discussions involving PP should include research to obtain facts rather than dealing in generalities. Attitudes and philosophy are best expressed by officials who speak for the organization.
Margaret Sanger, founder of the organization that became PP, was a vocal eugenics enthusiast. In her desire to create a cleaner race, she penned her desire to exterminate individuals she deemed unfit for the human family. After all, birth control is nothing more or less than weeding out ... the unfit — the dead weight of human waste. (Pivot of Civilization, 1922)