Martin Luther King had a different view of Sanger

In an attempt to provide readers of “Planned Parenthood founder had another agenda” (Letters, April 7) with a balanced view on the issue and question of birth control, Margaret Sanger and the allegation of racism, Martin Luther King Jr. had this to say in 1966, and it bears repeating:

“There is a striking kinship between our movement and Margaret Sanger’s early efforts. She, like we, saw the horrifying conditions of ghetto life. Like we, she knew that all of society is poisoned by cancerous slums. Like we, she was a direct actionist – a nonviolent resister. . . . She launched a movement which is obeying a higher law to preserve human life under humane conditions.

“Margaret Sanger had to commit what was then called a crime in order to enrich humanity, and today we honor her courage and vision; for without them there would have been no beginning.”

David L. Florence