Margaret Sanger's Article: Planned Parenthood

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“Planned Parenthood”. Today, the organization’s name can be heard by many Americans on television, newspapers, and magazines. Many do not know that this organization started as American Birth Control League in 1921 by Margaret Sanger. According to Rachel Galvin, the author of the article named “Margaret Sanger’s Deeds of Terrible Virtue”, “Sanger opened the first American birth control clinic in Brownsville, Brooklyn, on October 16, 1916...The clinic was in direct violation of laws prohibiting the distribution of contraception by anyone outside the medical profession and for any purpose other than disease prevention” (2). Many women like Sanger fought for the legalization of birth control, and continue to fight today. Sanger is still considered a hero by countless women today. The service the organization provides is reproductive health care such as STD testing and provision of contraceptives like birth control and abortions. Many women believe it is their right to have control over their bodies. Females feel as though Sanger freed women from the burden of children while still being able to enjoy their own pleasure. Contraceptives had been a controversial topic over the years. Birth control and abortions had been praised ever since it …show more content…
In the article titled, “How My Position on Abortion Changed over TIme,” John Richard wrote on page one that,
“The fact is only a very small percentage of abortions are due to rape, incest or the life of the mother being at stake. An overwhelming percentage of abortions are carried out for convenience sake, such as financial hardship, one or both not desiring to marry and not feeling ready to start a family or interrupt a career.These obstacles, though difficult, can be overcome when put in the context of the life or death of an unborn

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