In 1921, Margaret Sanger founded the American Birth Control League, the precursor to the modern Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
Sanger is the author of numerous eugenics articles declaring the superiority of the white race and the need to eliminate the “unfit” from society.
In a January 2011 interview, Cain told American Family Radio that Planned Parenthood “as an organization is an absolute farce on the American people.”
Cain said that Planned Parenthood’s original intention was “not to help young women who get pregnant to plan their parenthood.” Rather, he said, “it was a sham to be able to kill black babies.”
In March, Cain said that he supported defunding Planned Parenthood. He charged that Sanger’s objective in starting the organization “was to put these centers in primarily black communities so they could help kill black babies before they came into the world.”
“It’s planned genocide,” he said. “It’s carrying out its original mission.”
In his recent CBS interview, Cain defended his position.
He explained that Sanger spoke “about preventing the increasing number of poor blacks in this country by preventing black babies from being born.”
“Seventy-five percent of those facilities were built in the black community,” he said.