This was the most important issue to democrats during the recent budget battle. Margaret would be proud! The Negro Project Margaret Sanger's Eugenic Plan for Black Americans By Tanya L. Green On the crisp, sunny, fall Columbus Day in 1999, organizers of the âSay Soâ march approached the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court. The marchers, who were predominantly black pastors and lay persons, concluded their three-day protest at the site of two monumental cases: the school desegregation Brown v. Board of Education (1954) and the pro-abortion Roe v. Wade (1973). The significance of each caseâequal rights for all Americans in the former, and abortion ârightsâ in the latterâconverged in the declaration of Rev. Johnny M. Hunter, the march's sponsor and national director of Life, Education and Resource Network (LEARN), the largest black pro-life organization. â'Civil rights' doesn't mean anything without a right to life!â declared Hunter. He and the other marchers were protesting the disproportionately high number of abortions in the black community. The high number is no accident. Many Americansâblack and whiteâare unaware of Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger's Negro Project. Sanger created this program in 1939, after the organization changed its name from the American Birth Control League (ABCL) to the Birth Control Federation of America (BCFA).1 The aim of the program was to restrictâmany believe exterminateâthe black population. Under the pretense of âbetter healthâ and âfamily planning,â Sanger cleverly implemented her plan. What's more shocking is Sanger's beguilement of black America's crÃ¨me de la crÃ¨meâthose prominent, well educated and well-to-doâinto executing her scheme. Some within the black elite saw birth control as a means to attain economic empowerment, elevate the race and garner the respect of whites. The Negro Project has had lasting repercussions in the black community: âWe have become victims of genocide by our own hands,â cried Hunter at the âSay Soâ march. Minority women constitute only about 13% of the female population (age 15-44) in the United States, but they underwent approximately 36% of the abortions. According to the Alan Guttmacher Institute, black women are more than 5 times as likely as white women to have an abortion On average, 1,876 black babies are aborted every day in the United States. This incidence of abortion has resulted in a tremendous loss of life. It has been estimated that since 1973 Black women have had about 16 million abortions. Michael Novak had calculated "Since the number of current living Blacks (in the U.S.) is 36 million, the missing 16 million represents an enormous loss, for without abortion, America's Black community would now number 52 million persons. It would be 36 percent larger than it is. Abortion has swept through the Black community like a scythe, cutting down every fourth member." A highly significant 1993 Howard University study showed that African American women over age 50 were 4.7 times more likely to get breast cancer if they had had any abortions compared to women who had not had any abortions.