"Today, however, civilization has brought sympathy, pity, tenderness …. We are now in a state where our charities, our compensation acts, our pensions, hospitals, and even our drainage and sanitary equipment all tend to keep alive the sickly and the weak, who are allowed to propagate and in turn produce a race of degenerates."
-Margaret Sanger, "Birth Control and Women's Health." Birth Control Review, December 1917, (vol. I, no. 12); p. 7.
"It now remains for the United States government to set a sensible example to the world by offering a bonus or a yearly pension to all obviously unfit parents who allow themselves to be sterilized by harmless and scientific means."
-Margaret Sanger, "The Function of Sterilization." Birth Control Review,
October 1926, (vol. X, no. 10); p. 299.
"I visited hospitals in this city, and found them lacking in the simple and most ordinary article of decency. No soap, no cod-liver oil …. This has given rise to skin trouble, and the poor little waifs are a sad, miserable lot. It would be a great kindness to let them die outright, I believe."
-Margaret Sanger. "Women in Germany." Birth Control Review, January 1921, (vol. V, no. 1); p. 9.
"Knowledge of birth control is essentially moral. Its general, though prudent, practice must lead to a higher individuality and ultimately to a cleaner race..."
-Margaret Sanger, "Morality and Birth Control." Birth Control Review,
February-March 1918, (vol. II, nos. 2 and 3); p. 14.