Allison Berman wrote about Margaret Sanger in an article for the Times-Herald Record last week:
“The Comstock Laws (1873) made disseminating reproductive information through the mail illegal, as was contraceptive usage even for married couples. Women lacked the information and power to make decisions regarding their bodies — be it to procreate or to use “birth control,” a term coined by Margaret Sanger.
Sanger was a pioneer in woman’s reproductive rights, who penned and actively disseminated “Family Limitations,” and who was active in the creation of the first oral contraceptive, which the FDA approved 50 years ago.
“The Pill” is now so universal a medication, it isn’t described by purpose or brand. By 1965, it was the country’s most popular form of reversible birth control, empowering women with the capacity to be responsible for their own bodies.
Women now had options. Some married but delayed childbearing. Others delayed marriage or chose not to marry.”
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