“Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, was a longtime sponsor and board member of the American Eugenics Society. She used the wealth of her husband Noah Slee’s 3-In-One Oil company fortune to promote eugenics and grow Planned Parenthood. Sanger, in a 1925 essay titled “The Need of Birth Control in America,” wrote:”
Such human weeds [defined by her in published writings alternately as morons/defectives, delinquents/misfits/the maladjusted, and dependents/the poor] clog up the path, drain up the energies and the resources of this little earth. We must clear the way for a better world, we must cultivate our garden.
To “clear the way” Sanger wanted to segregate and neuter those deemed by her and society to be racially or socially undesirable.*