Which group suggested mandatory sterilization of the unemployed?
a) Hitler’s National Socialist Party
b) Stalin’s Bolshevik Party
c) Mao-tze Tung’s Communist Party
d) Margaret Sanger’s American Birth Control League
The Answer: d) Margaret Sanger’s American Birth Control League (which later became Planned Parenthood). This group advocated sterilization for all “dependents such as the unemployed, the deaf the deformed and the blind; the delinquents such as the wayward and the criminals; the mentally deficient such as the morons and the idiots”
This Planned Parenthood predecessor advocated mandatory sterilization for what portion of the US population?
The Answer: d) one fifth. In 1933, the Birth Control Review estimated that over 25,000,000 of the 125,000,000 people living in the United States were “socially maladjusted or unadjusted” and thus candidates for sterilization.
In what year did the American Birth Control League, later to become Planned Parenthood, propose a two-child-limit on family size in the United States?
The Answer: b) 1933. Although never adopted in the United States, the idea of family limitation by law was implemented in China in the 1970’s. This has resulted in an epidemic of infanticide directed primarily at little girls.
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