Ben Carson told Fox News’ Neil Cavuto Wednesday that Planned Parenthood was founded by Margaret Sanger to abort black babies and “control that population.”
Carson isn’t the first black man to argue that the true aim of Sanger’s organization was to control the black population. Last week, a group of eight black ministers penned a letter calling for the removal of all forms of Sanger’s likeness from “all National Portrait Gallery exhibits.”
CARSON: Maybe I am not objective when it comes to Planned Parenthood, but, you know, I know who Margaret Sanger is, and I know that she believed in eugenics, and one of the reasons you find most of their clinics in black neighborhoods is so that you can find a way to control that population. I think people should go back and read about Margaret Sanger who founded this place — a woman Hillary Clinton by the way says that she admires. Look and see what many people in Nazi Germany said about her.
CAVUTO: That she was for targeting certain races?
CARSON: That she was a great person.
“Ms. Sanger may have been a lot of things, but a ‘champion of justice’ she definitely was not,” the ministers wrote.
The letter would go on to state that after Sanger discovered that most Americans “rejected [eugenics], she then switched to birth control as a way of controlling the population growth of black people and others.”