Alexandra DeSanctis of National Review is in for Jim today. Join her and Greg as they discuss Planned Parenthood finally admitting that founder Margaret Sanger was an advocate of eugenics and that it is taking her name off its Manhattan facility. They also unload on Portland “leaders” for allowing seven weeks of violence and property destruction to go on without consequences but denouncing the federal government for stepping in to deal with the problem. And Alexandra wonders why Joe Biden is trying to win over religious conservatives after endorsing taxpayer-funded abortions and suing nuns over birth control coverage.

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  1. Arahant Member

    Ms. DeSanctis is probably the best substitute for Jim.

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    • July 21, 2020, at 11:42 AM PDT
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  2. Lois Lane Coolidge

    I am happy to recognize Margaret Sanger’s legacy, but I don’t want to pull down her statue either. She founded Planned Parenthood. It is hers. There is no reckoning with eugenics here. This is all cosmetic. This also gives fuel to the fire of burning down other figures, which I find abhorrent. I do not think this is a good martini.

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    • July 21, 2020, at 12:18 PM PDT
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  3. Taras Coolidge

    Lois Lane (View Comment):

    I am happy to recognize Margaret Sanger’s legacy, but I don’t want to pull down her statue either. She founded Planned Parenthood. It is hers. There is no reckoning with eugenics here. This is all cosmetic. This also gives fuel to the fire of burning down other figures, which I find abhorrent. I do not think this is a good martini.

    Can Sanger be blamed for following the “settled science”of her time?

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    • July 21, 2020, at 12:29 PM PDT
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  4. Lois Lane Coolidge

    Taras (View Comment):

    Lois Lane (View Comment):

    I am happy to recognize Margaret Sanger’s legacy, but I don’t want to pull down her statue either. She founded Planned Parenthood. It is hers. There is no reckoning with eugenics here. This is all cosmetic. This also gives fuel to the fire of burning down other figures, which I find abhorrent. I do not think this is a good martini.

    Can Sanger be blamed for following the “settled science”of her time?

    No. There were many eugenicists that I admire, though I hate eugenics. Theodore Roosevelt, for example, went down this road.

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    • July 21, 2020, at 12:33 PM PDT
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  5. Joe D. Lincoln

    Yes, such a good thing for Planned Parenthood to erase their past. It seems more like a move to eliminate a vector of criticism to me.

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    • July 21, 2020, at 12:38 PM PDT
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  6. kedavis Member

    Joe D. (View Comment):

    Yes, such a good thing for Planned Parenthood to erase their past. It seems more like a move to eliminate a vector of criticism to me.

    They couldn’t really erase their past without closing up shop. They were founded for the purpose of eugenics, and that purpose continues even if they take the name off the building.

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    • July 21, 2020, at 8:15 PM PDT
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  7. kedavis Member

    And having (at least theoretically) “disconnected” from the Sanger name, they can now claim that it’s really just about “women’s health” etc.

    And I wouldn’t be too surprised if a lot of supposedly-religious people engage in total cognitive dissonance and vote for Biden.

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    • July 21, 2020, at 8:35 PM PDT
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  8. Nohaaj Coolidge

    Lois Lane (View Comment):
    I am happy to recognize Margaret Sanger’s legacy, but I don’t want to pull down her statue either. She founded Planned Parenthood. It is hers. There is no reckoning with eugenics here. This is all cosmetic. This also gives fuel to the fire of burning down other figures, which I find abhorrent. I do not think this is a good martini.

    I copied in full your comment, because it is perfect. Do not let Planned Parenthood remove Sanger’s name. They must own it it and embrace it. Absolutely not a good martini. 

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    • July 21, 2020, at 9:11 PM PDT
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