Legacy of Death

CeCe HeilCECE HEIL, ACLJ

I just read a book about Margaret Sanger by George Grant that details her sordid life. Although I knew most of her story already, reading such a detailed biography brings her legacy of death into perspective. It also makes you wonder how anyone in their right mind could praise the life or work of Mrs. Sanger.  Obviously, I do not think highly of the woman who founded Planned Parenthood, an abortion mill responsible for the annihilation of millions of innocent lives. In fact, I consider her to be one of the most evil people in history. But looking at her journey, it is not hard to see how a life devoted to self-fulfillment and devoid of God can create such a legacy.

Born into a poor family in 1879, Margaret was one of eleven children. Her father was abusive, controlling and cynical. He was an atheist who aligned himself with socialism and radicalism. Margaret’s mother was her one source of love, so when she died, Margaret was left with nothing but hurt and hatred. Unfortunately, this bitterness led her into the footsteps of the man she despised most, her father. She surrounded herself with people lacking moral values and filled with radical ideas.  And although she got married and had three children, she was unfaithful as a wife and incompetent as a mother.

In her search for self-fulfillment she somehow became fixated with the sexual revolution. This fixation led to her arrest on felony charges, but she jumped bail and fled to England, rather than having to serve time.  While in England, her radical views of birth control were further developed by Malthusian and Eugenicist influences that created a justification to extinguish people deemed unfit to live.  Although that might seem extreme, if there is no Creator God who created mankind in His own image, life is not precious. Couple that with the absence of morals and relativity of truth, and who’s to say that exterminating certain groups of people is wrong?

Of course, we all know that it is not only wrong to exterminate groups of people based on the color of their skin, ethnic heritage, financial position, or intellect; it is in fact pure evil. But that is exactly what Margaret Sanger advocated.  And although Planned Parenthood tries to spin their founder as a champion of “women’s rights”, one only has to read the words of Margaret Sanger herself to realize that this is a boldfaced lie. From quotes about exterminating the Negro population, to killing an infant member of a large family as the most merciful thing they could do, Margaret has a myriad of quotes that will literally make you sick. Her calloused heart and deranged thinking led her to believe that there are literally lives that are unfit to live and that she would be the one to make that determination.

As she stated in an interview with Mike Wallace in 1957, bringing a child into this world that has no chance to be human is the greatest sin.  She clarifies her comment by explaining that she is talking about children who may become delinquents, prisoners, or all sorts of things. What’s ironic about this statement is that it is coming from a woman who cheated on her husbands, committed felonies, jumped bail, served jail time and neglected her children.  Her life seems to fit quite nicely into the rubric she created as those who are “unfit” to be born. Luckily for Margaret, Planned Parenthood didn’t exist in 1879, or she may have been one of its victims.

Sadly, Planned Parenthood does exist today, based on the same evil premise of its founder, that some lives aren’t worthy to be lived. And now we know that Planned Parenthood so disvalues life that they don’t even think twice about butchering babies and selling off  their organs and body parts.  The question you have to ask yourself is just how vile does this organization have to become before you are not o.k. with personally supporting them with your own tax dollars? If you, like me, believe that there is only one human race, and we were all created equal and endowed by our Creator with the inalienable right to life, now is the time to demand that Congress defund Planned Parenthood once and for all and put an end to Margaret Sanger’s legacy of death.


CECE Heil is a Senior Counsel for the ACLJ specializing in public policy and global legal matters including the United Nations. She heads a team of lawyers handling cases in defense of life, protection of US National Security interests and dealing with Islamic extremism. Before joining the ACLJ, Heil worked in private practice in Missouri and Tennessee serving as counsel to many internationally recognized clients and is on the board of several national ministries. She is a recognized leader in her work to have pro-family, pro-life and pro-free enterprise policies enacted, including being a candidate for Congress. Her service and knowledge as a Constitutional scholar earned her the support of Sarah Palin and was one of a handful of candidates named as a “Mama Grizzly” by the former Alaska Governor. Heil is a 1992 graduate of Regent University School of Law. She is admitted to practice in California, Missouri, Virginia, Tennessee, and before the United States Supreme Court.