Today, I offer the Commonwealth's sincere apology for Virginia's participation in eugenics, We must remember the Commonwealth's past mistakes in order to prevent them from recurring.
Eugenics aims to arouse the enthusiasm or the interest of the people in the welfare of the world fifteen or twenty generations in the future. On its negative side it shows us that we are paying for and even submitting to the dictates of an ever increasing, unceasingly spawning class of human beings who never should have been born at all that the wealth of individuals and of states is being diverted from the development and the progress of human expression and civilization.margaret sanger
Eugenics, which had started long before my time, had once been defined as including free love and prevention of conception... Recently it had cropped up again in the form of selective breeding.margaret sanger
Eugenics is … the most adequate and thorough avenue to the solution of racial, political and social problems.margaret sanger
Eugenics is dead.
The campaign for birth control is not merely of eugenic value, but is practically identical with the final aims of Eugenics.margaret sanger