The Heart of an American Movement

Brother Hank over at the Lawn Gospel has posted a rather lengthy video of an interview with Margaret Sanger from Mike Wallace in 1957 about why she was a champion for the birth control movement. Check out Hank’s post linking to this video here.

Some of her quotes are:

  • “I naturally didn’t want to see all the women take all the suffering of child-bearing and of pregnancies. So it was a pleasure in a sense to think that you were striking at an archaic law.” (The Bible says, “Yet she will be saved through childbearing” 1 Tim. 2:15.)
  • “Today our population all over the world is certainly getting better consideration and better conditions.”
  • In responding to a question about the Roman Catholic Church’s position that sex is primarily to beget children, she says, “I disagree with that one hundred percent…My feeling is that love and attraction between men and women, in many cases the very finest relationship has nothing to do with bearing a child. Its secondary.”
  • When asked about her view of God, she says, “I feel that we have divinity within us.”
  • “I think the greatest sin in the world is bringing children into the world–that have diseases from their parents, that have no chance in the world to be a human being practically. Delinquents, prisoners, all sorts of things just marked when they’re born. That to me is the greatest sin–that people can–can commit.”
  • “I’m not going to specify what I think is a sin. I stated what I think is the worst sin.”

These are pretty sobering quotes.

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