Tanya L. Green writes that Martin Luther King accepted the Planned Parenthood "Margaret Sanger Award" without being aware of Sanger's plan to exterminate Black people. This award was later repudiated by Dr. King's niece who argues that King was not aware of Planned Parenthood's duplicity.
You can't celebrate Black History Month without mentioning Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. But what isn't mentioned is the twisted thread of irony woven between two events commemorated last month. Jan. 21 marked the observance of the 73rd birthday of the slain civil rights leader, and the following day marked the 29th anniversary of the landmark abortion decision, Roe vs. Wade.
Few are aware that in May 1966, King was among the first recipients of Planned Parenthood Federation of America's Margaret Sanger Award, for what Planned Parenthood calls on its web site the "connection" between King's crusade for social equality and Sanger's birth-control movement. In the context of his acceptance speech, delivered by his wife Coretta Scott King, he said there was a "striking kinship between our movement and Margaret Sanger's early efforts."
Was King misled when he likened the struggle for equal protection and simple human dignity under the law to a campaign that resulted in denying fundamental human rights to unborn babies?
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