Immediately following a trip to Mexico's Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the patroness of the pro-life movement, Mrs. Clinton travelled to Texas on March 28, where she was awarded the Margaret Sanger Award by Planned Parenthood.She told the abortion movement representatives assembled there, "The 20th century reproductive rights movement, really embodied in the life and leadership of Margaret Sanger, was one of the most transformational in the entire history of the human race." The sexual revolution brought about in part by Sanger's promotion of contraception and abortion, Mrs. Clinton said, has "ushered in demographic and social changes that have brought us closer to gender equality than at any time."
Despite this, she said that the work of Planned Parenthood and the movement inspired by Sanger "is not done." Linking birth control and women's "empowerment," she said, "women and girls are still the majority of the world's poor, unschooled, unhealthy, and underfed."
"This is and has been for many years a matter of personal and professional importance to me, and I want to assure you that reproductive rights and the umbrella issue of women's rights and empowerment will be a key to the foreign policy of this administration."
Mrs. Clinton's heroine, however, received quite different a treatment in a speech in Congress by Representative Chris Smith, who said on March 31, that Sanger was a racist eugenicist.
Addressing Mrs. Clinton, Smith said, "Are you kidding? In 'awe'' of Margaret Sanger, who said in 1921, 'Eugenics … is the most adequate and thorough avenue to the solution of racial, political, and social problems'. And who also said in 1922, 'The most merciful thing that a family does to one of its infant members is to kill it'?"
You can read the rest of Rep. Smith's speech in Congress here...
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