Pat Robertson Blames Planned Parenthood Founder for Hitler (Video)
After airing a story about President Obama postponing a speech to Planned Parenthood this week, Pat Robertson said on the 700 Club today that Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger “was the one who set the stage for Adolf Hitler, she didn’t copy him, he copied her,” reported RightWingWatch.org.
“What [Planned Parenthood] said was: ‘What we’ve got to do in order to get the black people in America to have abortions, we have to have some noted black leader who will come out for Planned Parenthood and we’ll give him the Margaret Sanger award and therefore he will be our poster boy showing the black people they should have abortions,'” claimed Robertson. “It was strictly genocide.”
While Sanger supported sterilization to stop the "undeniably feeble-minded" from procreating, she never advocated for euthanasia or supported Hitler.
According to New York University: "All the news from Germany is sad & horrible," Sanger wrote in 1933. "And to me more dangerous than any other war going on any where because it has so many good people who applaud the atrocities & claim its right. The sudden antagonism in Germany against the Jews & the vitriolic hatred of them is spreading underground here & is far more dangerous than the aggressive policy of the Japanese in Manchuria."
As far as Sanger supposedly hating black people, this was debunked in 2011 (again) after GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain made the accusation.
"I have never run into any serious academic reference of Sanger or others wanting to ‘kill black babies,’" Indiana University professor Ruth Engs, a eugenics movement expert, told Politifact.org.
The Washington Post “found nothing to confirm these allegations” that Sanger advocated genocide for black people.