Text reads: “We don’t want the word to get out that we want to exterminate the Negro population. — Margaret Sanger, Founder, Planned Parenthood.”

This claim, that Planned Parenthood’s early focus on contraception was a secret plan to decrease the black population of America circulates whenever Planned Parenthood comes up. (Sanger was anti-abortion, so the question is only about the purpose of contraception).


Is the quote real? If so, what is the context of it? If not, where did the false quote originate from?