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: 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.
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.”
“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.”