(CNSNews.com) - At a press conference outside the National Portrait Gallery on Thursday, Brent Bozell said it would be best to remove the bust of eugenicist Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, from the National Portrait Gallery and put it in a “far off place,” in a “deep hole,” and then “apologize to the dirt.”
The press conference brought together a group of black pastors and pro-life leaders who are demanding that the portrait gallery, which is a part of the federally funded Smithsonian Institution, remove a bust of Margaret Sanger (1879-1966).
The bust is featured in the gallery’s “The Struggle for Justice” exhibit, which focuses on historical equal rights achievements in America. Depictions of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks are featured in the exhibit nearby Sanger’s bust.
"So I have a message for the Smithsonian. I have an idea," said Bozell. "What if we were to do this: What if we were to take that bust down but leave the stand, leave it standing there? Let it quietly represent that hero, that man or that woman we will never know because he and she was aborted, and the incredible accomplishment."
"And then let us take that bust, take it to a far off place, dig a deep, deep hole, put it inside, and apologize to the dirt,” he said.
On Thursday, after the press conference, STAND (Staying True to America’s National Destiny) President Bishop EW Jackson delivered a petition signed by 14,000 calling for the Smithsonian to remove Sanger’s bust.
[Full disclosure: Brent Bozell is president of the Media Research Center, the parent organization of CNSNews.com.]