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Margaret Higgins Sanger (September 14, 1879 – September 6, 1966) was an American birth control activist, sex educator, and nurse. Sanger coined the term birth control, opened the first birth control clinic in the United States, and established Planned Parenthood.
Don't forget prescribing Birth control used to be illegal. The Republicans would like to return to women not being able to affordable access birth control. Birth control and reproductive health is available without cost to all other women in developed countries. It's our HEALTH and our right. Without it women are 2nd class citizens. How dare they! If women vote GOP they are voting against their own right to healthcare . That's stupid. Biddy Craft/ "Dr. Stella Boyd of Evansville, IN. She prescribed diaphragms for married women when it was illegal in the 1930s."
Margaret Sanger (1879 – 1966) – She ushered in the modern age of women’s liberation by fostering birth control. She successfully mobilized American women to take an active role in the decision to have or not have children. One of her organizations would eventually become Planned Parenthood, and she lived long enough to actively campaign for the legalization of the birth control pill.
Katherine Dexter McCormick provided both the social justification and the money to develop “the pill,” in her quest to find a more reliable source of birth control than diaphragms offered. She allied with Margaret Sanger and helped support birth control projects intermittently for thirty years before sponsoring Gregory Pincus’ development of “the pill.” McCormick also funded the building of female dormitories at MIT in an effort to boost female enrollment.
Margaret Sanger - Best known as an activist for birth control and family planning, she pioneered the women’s health movement.
A major figure in the history of American radicalism and feminism, Emma Goldman (1869-1940) was an influential anarchist of her day and an early advocate of free speech, birth control, women’s equality, and union organization. Deported in 1919, she participated in the social and political movements of her age, including the Russian Revolution and the Spanish Civil War.