Analysis Of The Children's Era By Margaret Sanger

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In March of 1925, Margaret Sanger delivered the outcome of overpopulation and a lack of birth control options(“Margaret Sanger’s “The Children’s Era” Analysis”). She discussed the so-called “Children’s Era”, which desired countless happy and healthy children all around the world, as a key part missing from our ideal future. Children brought up in poor circumstances are nearly doomed to have a bright future; these babies are jinxed before leaving the womb. Therefore, a child can only be healthy and successful if it is raised in a similar environment. In order to prevent the babies who are ill-prepared for or unexpected, birth control is necessary. Margaret Sanger chose to make a difference. Margaret Sanger chose to promote birth control. Michael and Anne Higgins welcomed their sweet baby girl, Margaret Higgins, on September 14, 1884 in Corning, New York. Margaret had 10 siblings and her…show more content…
“Worry, strain, shock...may all poison the blood of the enslaved mother...poisoned blood may produce a defective baby”(“The Children’s Era”). Margaret Sanger uses these words to show the poor reputation and doomed outlook enslaved women and their children are given. If birth control were available to these women there would be a fewer number of unsuccessful humans. Sanger later pulls on the emotions of her audience by agonizing over the helpless souls of unborn babies who dream of a bright future that is out of their reach. These babies could be protected from harsh situations if provided an option to control birth. Near the end of the speech, it is implied that people who know they are not in the right place to support a child should not be put in that position. They should not be forced into nurturing a baby while struggling to provide for themselves. Birth is an amazing gift, but it becomes less of a blessing when the parents aren’t in control of when this gift is
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