(CNSNews.com) - At a press conference outside the National Portrait Gallery on Thursday, Brent Bozell said eugenicist and Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger wanted to eradicate blacks because they were “weeds” and “waste,” and that Joseph Goebbels, the minister of Propaganda for Nazi Germany, thought “the exact same thing and did the exact same thing through eugenics.”
The press conference brought together a group of black pastors and pro-life leaders who are demanding that the portrait gallery, which is a part of the federally funded Smithsonian Institution, remove a bust of Margaret Sanger (1879-1966).
The bust is featured in the gallery’s “The Struggle for Justice” exhibit, which focuses on historical equal rights achievements in America. Depictions of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks are featured in the exhibit nearby Sanger’s bust.
“This woman -- you know, there is a lot of talk about the Confederate flag and what is represented," said Bozell. "We're not talking about what Margaret Sanger represented. We're talking about who she was. The record is there."
"Planned Parenthood and others inside this building want to pretend that what we really don't know," said Bozell. We do know. She wrote books, she gave speeches, she wrote letters. She organized organizations like the Negro Project to eradicate blacks, why? Because you weren't quite, human. You were weeds, you were waste. And that couldn't stand in a fixed society. Ladies and gentlemen so did Goebbels. He thought the exact same thing and did the exact same thing through eugenics.”
On Thursday, after the press conference, STAND (Staying True to America’s National Destiny) President Bishop EW Jackson delivered a petition signed by 14,000 calling for the Smithsonian to remove Sanger’s bust.
[Full disclosure: Brent Bozell is president of the Media Research Center, the parent organization of CNSNews.com.]