Franks, Angela
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Angela Franks, Ph.D., is the author of Margaret Sanger's Eugenic Legacy (McFarland, 2005) and the Director of Theology Programs for the Theological Institute for the New Evangelization (TINE) at Saint John's Seminary in Boston.


Andrea Long Chu Says You Are a Female, and He's Only Partly Wrong

Transgender performance of femaleness can only be a parody, because no amount of "bottom surgery" will make a male into the kind of human being who has the natural power to bear a child. The woman has the spontaneous, natural power to make space for the other, which embodies the spiritual reality to which all human beings are called.

Date posted: 2020-01-04

Consent is Not Enough: Harvey Weinstein, Sex, and Human Flourishing

What Harvey Weinstein is accused of is wrong not only because the victims did not consent but also and more importantly because of what he chose. Sex expresses self-gift, which is why it is such a violation when something that should only be a free gift is stolen by force.

Date posted: 2017-12-08

Women, the Pill, and the Sexual Revolution

In his treatment of one of the thorniest questions, the relationship of the birth-control movement to organized eugenics, Eig does a decent job. He claims that Planned Parenthood had an "uneasy alliance" with eugenicists. He does not bother to explain that this collaboration was in fact "uneasy" mostly on the side of the eugenicists, who tended to be skittish about working with unscientific birth-control agitators.

Date posted: 2015-03-03

A Life of Passion: Progressive Eugenics and Planned Parenthood

A new biography of Margaret Sanger fails to confront the Planned Parenthood founder's ideological commitment to eugenics and population control.

Date posted: 2012-02-20