H/T to A Catholic Notebook.
Was Sanger a diabolical figure or a heroine? I do not know. All I know is that her legacy, Planned Parenthood, does not speak well of her.
One thing we have to learn from the study of historical figures such as Margaret Sanger is that they were not that much different from most of us. Whether you approve Sanger or not, what is obvious is that she worked hard and risked much for the cause she adopted as her own. For example, she obviously found the interview with Wallace trying, and he most certainly did his best to put her on he spot. Yet she gamely did her best.
So what was the problem with Sanger? While it is not our place to judge Sanger, we do have to live with what she helped to set in motion. Those who adopted her cause as their own have succeeded in legalizing abortion as birth control. Sanger’s followers insist the rest of us treat abortions as an entirely moral and even worthy of great respect. With religious fervor, they demand we participate in the sacrifice to their god of “reason” by paying for abortions with our taxes. They so insist on the right to their own choice they would leave no one else with a choice.