Eugenics (eu•gen•ics) - selective breeding as proposed human improvement by encouraging or permitting reproduction of only those people with genetic characteristics judged desirable.
In 1939, Margaret Sanger collaborated to write a report called "Birth Control and the Negro," which made the claim that… "negroes present the great problem of the South." This report devised a birth control program which targeted the illiterate. The report asserted that these members of the population "still breed carelessly and disastrously." Sanger enlisted Clarence Gamble of Proctor and Gamble to provide funding to train "an up and doing modern minister, colored, and an up and doing modern colored medical man" to tour the South preaching the need for birth control. "We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members." In a more modern note, Jesse Jackson said that abortion is acceptable because "it is not right to impose private, religious and moral positions on public policy." This from a man who once endorsed the Hyde Amendment.