Margaret Sanger's Planned Parenthood

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“Defending the unborn against their own disabilities.” Margaret Sanger is known for being a birth control, population control, and a eugenics activist. As a eugenics activist she believed that the science of improving a human population by controlled breeding to increase the occurrence of desirable heritable characteristics. But before getting into too much detail about how she was the founder of “Planned Parenthood”, let's hear her backstory.
She was born on Sept 14, 1879, in Corning, New York. Her family had lived in poverty and her father didn’t earn a steady wage. Of course What did you expect? Her father was a drunk. He didn't died. Just protected his own skin. Because her family lived in poverty Sanger searched for a better life, and …show more content…

Which was bad at the time because it was illegal to send out information on contraception through the mail(The Comstock Act of 1873). Which made her magazine a crime. So Sanger fled to England to avoid a possible five year jail sentence. While in England she worked and researched other forms of birth control which she later smuggled back into the United States. She was separated from her husband during this time so embracing the idea of free love, the couple had later divorced. was a crusader for female reproductive rights. Thanks to her tireless efforts, not only are contraceptives now legal, women can also control When speaking of the motivation behind her campaign, Sanger frequently told the story of Sadie Sachs, which she considered to be a turning point in her life. She was visiting the Sachs family residence to treat its matriarch, Sadie. Sadie had developed an infection from an illegal abortion and begged Sanger and the doctor to tell her how to prevent another child, thinking it would kill her. The doctor scoffed at her remark and promptly left, leaving Sachs with Sanger. She begged for her to tell her a way to prevent conception, but Sanger could not tell her anything, as it was illegal. Sanger felt powerless and angry and resolved to somehow share knowledge of contraception with the women who needed it.” (Katzive, Caroline E.Margaret Sanger:...

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