Margaret Sanger was a birth rights advocate and in her later years, supported eugenics. Eugenics is the belief that all of the good human qualities can be the main characteristics instead of all the bad qualities in the human population. In the speech, Sanger believes that people with mental illnesses should have limited children or no children at all which proves that she supported negative eugenics and sterilization.
In America’s history, child labor was fiercely criticized. Many activists of child labor laws and women’s suffrage strived to introduce their own viewpoints to the country. Florence Kelley was a reformer who successfully changed the mindset of many Americans through her powerful and persuading arguments. Florence Kelley’s carefully crafted rhetoric strategies such as pathos, repetition, and sarcasm generates an effective and thought provoking tone that was in favor of women’s suffrage and child labor laws.
Ellen Goodman is an award-winning, American journalist with the freedom of speech well within her rights. Notwithstanding, Goodman’s opinion piece “Womb for Rent” puts a light-hearted perspective on a heavy controversy: surrogacy. Throughout “Womb for Rent,” Goodman uses risky techniques to convey her point of view of the economic marketplace involving surrogacy, which causes confusion to the reader.
Henry Morgentaler is a name known by many Canadians, to some he is a courageous champion of women’s rights, to many other’s he was despicable criminal guilty of one of the most heinous crimes there is: the murder of a child. One undisputable fact about Morgentaler however is that he has had a profound and long lasting impact on Canadian society. He is most famous for being one of the key players in the 1988 Supreme Court of Canada ruling that declared the law prohibiting abortion unconstitutional. Very few non-political figures have had as much of an effect on Canadian law, politics, healthcare and societal norms as Dr. Henry Morgentaler. There is much debate on whether Dr. Morgentaler’s legacy should be one of a hero to Canadian society or whether his impact has been detrimental, most likely his influence has been somewhere in between.
“A free race cannot be born of slave mothers” - Margaret Sanger (Brainy Quote). Margaret Sanger was a nurse, a feminist and an early women’s rights activist. She devoted her time towards the legalization of birth control and educating women about family planning options. Although she received opposition, Margaret Sanger revolutionized women’s battle for reproductive rights in America.
The argument over a woman’s right to choose over the life of an unborn baby has been a prevalent issue in America for many years. As a birth control activist, Margaret Sanger is recognized for her devotion to the pro-choice side of the debate as she has worked to provide sex education and legalize birth control. As part of her pro-choice movement, Sanger delivered a speech at the Sixth International Neo-Malthusian and Birth Control Conference in March of 1925. This speech is called “The Children’s Era,” in which she explains how she wants the twentieth century to become the “century of the child.”
When a woman chooses to keep her baby, it may not be her decision; it may be her moral duty to the society influenced by her family’s pressure and religious belief. However, if she considers the broad social factors that will shape and influence her views, and that will allow her to make individual choices such as whether to keep her baby or not, she is applying what C. Wright Mills’ called the Social Imagination. James Henslin (2013) stated that C. Wright Mills’s sociological imagination gives us the ability “to understand how our personal troubles (the problems we experience) are connected to the broader conditions of our society” (p. 2). It allows us to question the “norms” and gives us the ability to see things from different perspectives
Abortion refers to the termination of a pregnancy by removing or taking out the fetus or embryo from the uterus prematurely or before it is ready for birth. There are two major forms of abortion: spontaneous, which is often referred to as a miscarriage and as the name suggests is unintentional or the purposeful abortion, which is most often abortion induced by medication or other such ways. The term abortion is commonly used to refer to the induced abortion, and this is the particular abortion, which has been filled with controversy. In developed nations, induced abortions are the most dependable and trustworthy form of medical procedures in medicine if it is performed under the auspices of the local law. Thus, abortions are possibly the most
The relationship between the law and society affects everyone and everything. How the law is written and how it is acted upon in society are two different things. It is imperative, therefore, that we as citizens pay attention to and understand the importance of the relationship between the law and society as it affects both our own lives and the lives of those around us. We engage in and witness the power of the law and society everyday. The law is personal, however, the law is also discretionary depending on where you look. Furthermore, from two scholarly perspectives, authors Richard Rothstein and Kitty Calavita, we can deepen our engagement with this relationship in their books, The Color of Law and Invitation to Law and Society, An Introduction
Trying to prevent neglected children and back-alley abortions, Margaret Sanger gave the moving speech, “The Children’s Era,” in 1925 to spread information on the benefits and need for birth control and women's rights. Margaret Sanger--activist, educator, writer, and nurse--opened the first birth control clinic in the United States and established organizations that evolved into the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. During most of the 1900’s, birth control and abortions were illegal in the United States, causing women to give birth unwillingly to a child they must be fully responsible for. This caused illness and possible death for women attempting self-induced abortion. Sanger uses literary devices such as repetition and analogies
Stephanie Hepburn is a graduate of Washington College at American University along with Rita J. Simon who has continued to become a University Professor in the School of Public Affairs. Nevertheless, Rita J. Simon has been known for being the author and editor of books such as “Global Perspectives on Social Issues: Juvenile Justice Systems” and “Adoption across Borders.” In the book under the section of United States, Hepburn and Simon have explained events which women were involved in, such as how “All Yeomen received honorable discharges” in 1919, and even how “Abortion laws began to appear in the United States around the 1820s forbidding a woman to have an abortion after she felt the baby move for the first time - roughly four months after
The researchers with the Eugenics Record Office began their fieldwork among the Amherst Indians in February 1923. No records suggest exactly why Amherst was chosen as the research site, one can speculate that as the least economically and socially stable native community—the majority of residents subsisted as tenant farmers and the group reported a high incidence of illegitimacy—they were believed to best exemplify the deleterious effects of racial mixture. Charles Davenport, head of the Eugenics Record Office, appointed Arthur Estabrook lead researcher on the project. A zoologist by training, Estabrook made a name for himself through his investigations into the traits of mixed-race groups and the rural poor. Just prior to beginning work on the Amherst group Estabrook had completed a study of another racially mixed group, the Ishmaelites of Indiana. He was also the author of updated eugenic family studies, The Jukes in 1915, and The Nam Family: A Study in Cacogenics (1912). Estabrook’s research emphasized the role of genetic susceptibility over environment in the creation of degenerate populations. His studies framed the degenerate behavior of his subjects as justification for stringent reproductive controls including institutional segregation and sterilization.
Caring for others has for a long time been seen as something that just a woman does. Rather than a man because in this society they are taught to be macho, and not show that they have feelings, or that anything bothers them. Although I do not agree with this we can see now that our society is changing and evolving and even philosophers have now begun to realize that justice now has a caring aspect to it. I completely agree with this reasoning and Annette C. Baier brings discusses many philosophers to prove her point.