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(CNSNews.com) – Speaking at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on Monday, feminist Gloria Steinem said receiving the Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama would be “honoring the work of Margaret Sanger.”

“I hope this is retroactive in honoring the work of Margaret Sanger,” said Steinem about the woman who founded what would become Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the largest abortion provider in the United States.

“I hope that she would celebrate this recognition that reproductive freedom is a human right at least as crucial as freedom of speech and that no government should dictate whether or when we have children,” Steinem said.

In her remarks Steinem said that “the power of this honor may be even more evident in the withholding than in the giving,” noting that Sanger never got the medal.


It is so disturbing to see who this administration idolizes.


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Obama opens JFK tribute with freedom medals
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By DARLENE SUPERVILLE 

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has paid tribute to former President John F. Kennedy's legacy, joining former President Bill Clinton to lay a wreath at Kennedy's grave.

Obama and Clinton held the hands of Ethel Kennedy, widow of Robert F. Kennedy, as they made their way up the stairs at Arlington National Cemetery. First lady Michelle Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton joined the two presidents as they placed a wreath near the eternal flame that marks Kennedy's gravesite.

Obama and Clinton placed their hands over their hearts as a bugler played "Taps" near an American flag at half-mast. Obama made no public comments, but greeted Kennedy relatives gathered to honor his legacy ahead of the 50th anniversary of his assassination on Friday.

The daylong tribute began earlier at the White House, where Obama bestowed the Presidential Medal of Freedom on prominent Americans including Bill Clinton and Oprah Winfrey. Kennedy established the modern version of the medal, but was assassinated two weeks before he planned to honor the first group of recipients.
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http://cnsnews.com/news/article/penny-starr/steinem-medal-freedom-award-it-will-be-honoring-work-margaret-sanger

It is so disturbing to see who this administration idolizes.


Yes, but there's nothing quite so perversely satisfying as observing the spectacle of a barren old American feminist offering public honor to a bitter racist and eugenicist whose work in the 1920s and '30s inspired the Nazis.
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These people. A "Medal of Freedom" award for what, exactly? The freedom to practice eugenics?

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Wasn't Margaret Sanger a member of the KKK???
GOP House members came to Paul Ryan to be Speaker. He didn't come to them. And he was everybody's conservative darling back in 2012. So unless 1 of the remaining 240 wants to step up & do a better job in budgeting & negotiations & herding the party cats, then everybody please STFU. You go to battle with the army you have, not the one you want but don't have.

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Wasn't Margaret Sanger a member of the KKK???

No, although she did speak to the women's version of the KKK once.  However, she was just one step away from being a Nazi.  While she thought the Nazis went too far in how their "processed" their eugenics theories (she didn't approve of concentration camp style mass murder), she wasn't opposed to their goal of ridding the world of "undesirables."
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No, although she did speak to the women's version of the KKK once.  However, she was just one step away from being a Nazi.  While she thought the Nazis went too far in how their "processed" their eugenics theories (she didn't approve of concentration camp style mass murder), she wasn't opposed to their goal of ridding the world of "undesirables."

Wow.. Just wow...
GOP House members came to Paul Ryan to be Speaker. He didn't come to them. And he was everybody's conservative darling back in 2012. So unless 1 of the remaining 240 wants to step up & do a better job in budgeting & negotiations & herding the party cats, then everybody please STFU. You go to battle with the army you have, not the one you want but don't have.

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She is the grandmother of abortion.
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Wasn't Margaret Sanger a member of the KKK???


Per Wiki...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Sanger

Margaret Higgins Sanger (September 14, 1879 – September 6, 1966) was an American birth control activist, sex educator, and nurse. Sanger popularized the term birth control, opened the first birth control clinic in the United States, and established organizations that evolved into the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Sanger's efforts contributed to several judicial cases that helped legalize contraception in the United States. Sanger is a frequent target of criticism by opponents of birth control and has also been criticized for supporting eugenics, but remains an iconic figure in the American reproductive rights movement.[2]

In 1916, Sanger opened the first birth control clinic in the United States, which led to her arrest for distributing information on contraception. Her subsequent trial and appeal generated enormous support for her cause. Sanger felt that in order for women to have a more equal footing in society and to lead healthier lives, they needed to be able to determine when to bear children. She also wanted to prevent unsafe abortions, so-called back-alley abortions, which were common at the time because abortions were usually illegal.

In 1921, Sanger founded the American Birth Control League, which later became the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. In New York City, she organized the first birth control clinic staffed by all-female doctors, as well as a clinic in Harlem with an entirely African-American staff. In 1929, she formed the National Committee on Federal Legislation for Birth Control, which served as the focal point of her lobbying efforts to legalize contraception in the United States. From 1952 to 1959, Sanger served as president of the International Planned Parenthood Federation. She died in 1966, and is widely regarded as a founder of the modern birth control movement.

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There is a lot more at the link.  I scanned it and can find absolutely no reference to the KKK and Margaret Sanger.  I don't know where this stuff comes from but you are certainly welcome to provide a reference...

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