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Heather Smeding
Heather Smeding • 1 year ago

Margaret Sanger, an author and social reformer, gives up nursing to devote herself full-time to the cause of birth control, a term she is credited with originating. In 1914 she flees to Europe when indicted for sending obscene materials through the mails. She returns the following year and opens the first U.S. birth control clinic in Brooklyn. In 1921, she establishes the American Birth Control League which later mergers with other groups and becomes the Planned Parenthood Federation in 1942.

  • Beth
    Beth • 1 year ago

    Yes, not a crazed abortion advocate as she's portrayed as today. It would be a pleasant change if people actually read history as opposed to listening to talk radio - the lowest form of entertainment.

  • Alisa Gilboy
    Alisa Gilboy • 1 year ago

    "Colored people are like human weeds and are to be exterminated" Margaret Sanger. I don't think she was crazy at all. I think she was a racist.

  • Nancy Goodner
    Nancy Goodner • 1 year ago

    Advocate of abortion for black babies because she was in favor of genocide for the negro race. Evil disguised by feminist for their own gains in my opinion.

  • Beth
    Beth • 1 year ago

    Her racist opinions didn't differ from most of the US population of the time. At least the white affluent population. It's nearly impossible to view the past without modern sensibilities. Just as I can't imagine such racist views, I can't imagine being arrested for purchasing birth control.

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Birth control advocate Margaret Sanger has her mouth covered in protest of not being allowed to talk about birth control in Boston. 17 Apr 1929.

Margaret Sanger was an American sex educator, nurse, and birth control activist. Sanger coined the term birth control, opened the first birth control clinic in the United States, and established Planned Parenthood. Sanger's efforts contributed to the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case which legalized contraception in the United States.

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.

Birth control advocate, Margaret Sanger, standing next to a train in a station, 1917. DN-0067907.

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Katharine Martha Houghton Hepburn (1878 – 1951) was an American feminist social reformer and a leader of the suffrage movement in the United States. Hepburn served as president of the Connecticut Woman's Suffrage Association before joining the National Woman's Party. Alongside Margaret Sanger, she co-founded the organization that would become Planned Parenthood. She was the mother of Katharine Hepburn.