Margaret Sanger was a fan of Adolf Hitler’s eugenics program, a plan that would rid “Aryan” Germany of the socially and genetically inferior. Hitler’s program began by marginalizing and restricting the rights of Jews in the early 1930’s. As the years passed, the marginalization of those seen be inferior, increased. By the time Hitler’s “Final Solution” was implemented, the culture was anesthetized to the persecution of these groups. It was easy to hide the murderous atrocities “in plain sight”. The horror was so great that even many Jews did not believe what was occurring in the death camps until the evidence was overwhelming.
The stench of Margaret Sanger’s own special death camps is wafting in the wind of the American landscape. Just as the atrocities at camps like Auschwitz and Treblinka occurred, for a time, with little public notice, and under the cover of “greater good”, so has been the case with America’s abortion industry, and men like Kermit Gosnell.
Kermit Gosnell, who butchered live born babies by snipping their spines with scissors, who put live babies in plastic bags to die, who allowed babies to drown in toilets, and who stored the bodies dozens (and perhaps hundreds) of aborted babies in his clinic, is not an aberration among abortionists. Reports are beginning to pour in about similar practices and conditions across the country. This horror has been occurring in our cities and communities for decades, right under our noses. The reality has been there for anyone to find if they cared, but also “hidden in plain sight” by euphemisms and political and legal maneuvering.
And this, of course, brings me to a question to which I, sadly, cannot answer. Will we, like Germany, refuse to believe the horror of the Auschwitz’s and Treblinka’s in our own country? Will we even have the courage to look at it? Or, will we turn a blind eye and a cold shoulder to those on the margin and unable to protect themselves? The choice is ours.