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By the late 1930’s and early 1940’s, revelations about Nazi and Fascist atrocities in Europe were causing the public to become increasingly uncomfortable with terms like “Eugenics” and “Population Control.” This alarmed the leaders of the American Birth Control League who were aware that this shifting attitude could impact both their ability to implement their racial agenda and their ability to raise funds. They were also aware that the connections between the American Birth Control League and the Nazis were starting to become known. Marketing research had shown them that, in this environment, they needed to move away from words like “control” in favor of less-threatening words like “planning.” So in 1942, they changed the name of the organization. From then on, the American Birth Control League would be officially known as …PlannedParenthood. Learn more at

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