NYC City Hall Goes Pink For Planned Parenthood

Eric Scheiner
By Eric Scheiner | October 18, 2016 | 11:54 AM EDT

New York City’s City Hall was lit up pink Sunday night to celebrate a century of Planned Parenthood.

According to NY1, the building was lit up with pink lights to mark 100 years since Planned Parenthood opened its first clinic in Brooklyn.

Eugenicist Margaret Sanger was the founder of the organization in 1916. Her grandson, Alexander, attended the event.

“She saw women dying and she saw an infant mortality rate of 40 percent on the Lower East Side and she said ‘enough -this has to stop,’” Sanger told NY1.

There are now 650 Planned Parenthood clinics across the United States. Planned Parenthood says more than 100 events were held worldwide to recognize the organizations anniversary.

Eric Scheiner
Eric Scheiner
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