Planned Parenthood Embraced Eugenics

Alan F. Guttmacher, MD

Alan F. Guttmacher, MD

Planned Parenthood’s organizational involvement with eugenics runs deep, and it continued after founder Margaret Sanger’s death.

The first office of the International Planned Parenthood Federation in London was given free of charge by the Eugenics Education Society, the foremost eugenics group in England.

C. P. Blacker simultaneously ran the IPPF and the Eugenics Education Society at IPPF’s beginning.

Dr. Alan Guttmacher, president of PPFA from 1962-1974, was a former vice-president of the American Eugenics Society. Most of the other major activists in PPFA had eugenic connections.