Margaret Sanger Research Paper

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The U.S. women’s movement started in 1848 when Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott participated in the Seneca Falls Convention in New York to talk about various social, civil, and religious condition and rights of women (Women’s History in the U.S....). Over time, this inspired many women to stand up for their own beliefs and for the better for women in future generations. During World War I, high birth rates led to food and supply shortages, and disease which mainly affected those in poverty (Putting Margaret Sanger’s Ideas in Context). At the time, a woman’s life revolved around bringing food home and onto the table which became an issue with the lack of supplies and the best foods would be given first to men (Comstockery in America). …show more content…

Her clinic was spread verbally and helped aid more than four hundred women total in the ten days it was operating (Posts about Comstock Law on Margaret Sanger Paper Project). This clinic eventually got shut down ten days later by the police (Feldt). After a few more attempts of reopening the clinic, the police say Margaret Sanger’s actions as a nuisance and requested that she would be evicted by her landlord. Sanger was convicted and was proposed a temporary sentence if she promised not to repeat her actions that got her into the mess she made previously prior to her arrested, but she ended up refusing to compel to the promise. As a result of her declining to make the promise, she was given an option of a fine or a jail sentence. She ended up choosing to spend thirty days, in the Queens County Penitentiary, to finish her sentence without incident (Posts about Comstock Law on Margaret Sanger Paper Project). Right after, in 1942, Sanger founded the American Birth Control League, which eventually became known as the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (Margaret Sanger (1872-1966)). According to Sanger, “The most important force is remaking if the world is free motherhood” (Sanger 2). Sanger will see how in the future, in a world where women can create their own paths will benefit the world. Sanger’s Planned Parenthood movement won victories as well as further support, such as how birth control and then later how abortion became legal, which led to better contraceptive method developments, like the pill, and the government began to finance family planning mainly for low-income women

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