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    Progressivists, such as Margaret Sanger, turned to moral persuasion and the law to try to bring about dramatic reform, such as birth control. Some religions argued that birth control was a sin such as the Roman Catholic Church. However, Sanger displayed in the excerpt examples of women from the church coming to the birth control clinic. One responded to Sanger’s question of what she would say to her priest if he asked, “It’s none of his business. My husband has a weak heart and only works 4 days a week. He gets twelve dollars, and we can barely live on it now. We have enough children.” Sanger believed every woman had the right to control her own body, regardless of what men believe, and that a woman’s only options were either to abandon their own life in order to conceive, or to terminate their pregnancies. Perilous equipment…

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    Margaret Sanger Influence

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    Sanger battled with these groups. Not only in the courts of law but also of public opinion. While it was obvious that all three groups opposed of Margaret Sanger’s actions, each of them opposed in their own diverse way. Each attempted to harm the good reputation of Sanger on the fact that her movement at the very least was a public nuisance. The Catholic Church was Sangers most aggressive and relentless enemy. Carole McCann writes “as early as 1914, the National Council of Catholic Women pledged…

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    In the documentary, “The Abortion Diaries,” there was a woman who, because of abortion laws in the country where she lived, got a botched abortion. This subsequently led to her not being able to have any more children. If abortion was legal, dangerous and emotionally challenging occurrences such as this one would never happen. This story is also similar to those of women who received back alley abortions or even tried to abort fetuses themselves. Compulsive sterilization also falls into this…

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    Civil Liberties are laws that protect the citizens from the unjust government interference. In the United States, Civil Liberties are and were not freely granted, they are fought for and won in the Supreme Court. They determine the constitutionality of the laws passed by the state and the Federal government, a power they granted themselves with Marbury v. Madison. Through jurisprudence Americans have become more free. A significant case that has drastically effected our society is Griswold v.…

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    In the early 1950s, civil rights activist and feminist, Estelle T. Griswold along with, Yale professor, Charles Lee Buxton decided to open up a birth control clinic in an attempt to change the 1879 Connecticut law; which prohibited any person from using any drug, medicinal article or instrument for the purpose of preventing conception. First off, it was crucial for Griswold to ratify the law because contraceptives were the key to start a sexual revolution and a women’s liberation.…

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    twenty-three states have some type of specific laws that allow a certain amount of medical marijuana to be legal (23 Legal Medical Marijuana States and DC 1). Legalizing marijuana in the United States would be a positive thing for the country. First, it is unconstitutional to ban marijuana and when it is banned it is taking rights…

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    In 1873, the federal law had banned the distribution of contraceptives throughout the state lines, but such governor action did not put the distribution of contraceptives to a complete stop. As birth control became a largely distribution in the nation even with such enforcement, many crimes were still committed to which this became known as the criminalization era. Though, to those who distributes these contraceptives have their own techniques that they can majority of the time escapes from…

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    Son Preference Case Study

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    adopted laws and regulations that forbid the practice that give preference to son over daughter (see table 1 below). Table 1: Laws and regulations to prohibit sex-biased discriminations In addressing the issue of son preference, the government laws and regulations to promote gender equality, to tackle the issue of China’s sex ratio imbalance, adopted and carried out series of policies, laws and strategies actions to address the issue of abnormally high SRB in active and comprehensive way, in…

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    Lawyer Jean Giraudoux said that “There is no better way of exercising the imagination than the study of law. No poet ever interpreted nature as freely as a lawyer interprets the truth.”As a child something in me always wanted to debate with a judge or prosecute someone or just be in the courtroom. I guess it is because when I 'm with my dad we always watch crime shows. But the thing that really got me was when I took Civics in Economics my sophomore year we didn 't just talk about politics in…

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    Attorneys are bound by the laws of ethics. Law students spend countless hours studying what they may and may not do when representing their clients. However, real-world application presents far more dilemmas than those discussed in a classroom. Rudy Baylor, the star of the film The Rainmaker, gets a dose of reality as he enters the legal profession right after law school. Rudy is a young, unemployed lawyer desperate for a job. Without any connections to prestigious law firms, he is forced to…

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