Plan For Peace is an article written by Margaret Sanger published in the monthly periodical The Birth Control Review (founded, incidentally, by Margaret Sanger herself). It makes the case for radical proposals in an effort to combat hereditary degeneration. Some of these methods would include forced labor, forced segregation and stringent immigration laws for the unfit.

Quotes Edit

On coercive sterilisation Edit

"To apply a stern and rigid policy of sterilization and segregation to that grade of population whose progeny is already tainted or whose inheritance is such that objectionable traits may be transmitted to offspring."

On ethnical/minority groups deemed to be of 'dysgenic stock' Edit

"To give certain dysgenic groups in our population their choice of segregation or sterilization."

On immigration laws Edit

"To keep the doors of immigration closed to the entrance of certain aliens whose condition is known to be detrimental to the stamina of the race, such as feebleminded, idiots, morons, insane, syphilitic, epileptic, criminal, professional prostitutes, and others in this class barred by the immigration laws of 1924."

On rehabilitative concentration camps Edit

"To apportion farm lands and homesteads for these segregated persons where they would be taught to work under competent instructors for the period of their entire lives."

"The second step would be to take an inventory of the secondary group such as illiterates, paupers, unemployables, criminals, prostitutes, dope-fiends; classify them in special departments under government medical protection, and segregate them on farms and open spaces as long as necessary for the strengthening and development of moral conduct."

Links Edit

Stalking the Wild Taboo: Margaret Sanger - A Plan For Peace

Scribd: Margaret Sanger - A Plan For Peace

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