Stop what you're doing right now and read this essay by Mary Beth Bonacci, founder of Real Love Incorporated. It is the story of how Margaret Sanger's anti-life, pro-eugenics attitudes and actions affected Bonacci's family in a very real and shocking way.
"My grandparents were married in 1922, and my Dad was born in 1923. His parents always wanted more children, but after his birth my grandmother never got pregnant again. They never understood why they hadn’t been blessed with siblings for their only son.
"Fast forward to the 1950’s. My grandmother has a scare with uterine cancer, and in the ensuing hysterectomy the surgeon discovers that her tubes have been tied. She knew nothing about this, and certainly hadn’t consented to it. But looking back, she remembered that shortly after my father was delivered, she had experienced some complications that had necessitated a brief hospitalization. And apparently while she was there, her tubes were tied without her knowledge or consent.
"That was Margaret Sanger’s legacy in southern Colorado," Bonacci writes on the Real Love website. Her grandmother wasn't the only one sterilized without her knowledge or consent. Apparently it was "fairly widespread" in that part of the state.
Read the full column, which gives a view of Sanger not seen in the usual secular celebrations of all her "contributions" to society, by clicking HERE.