Margaret Sanger





Margaret Sanger

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born
in Corning, New York, The United States
September 14, 1879

died
September 06, 1966

gender
female

genre

influences


About this author

Margaret Higgins Sanger Slee was an American birth control activist and the founder of the American Birth Control League (which eventually became Planned Parenthood). Although she initially met with opposition, Sanger gradually won some support for getting women access to contraception. In her drive to promote contraception and negative eugenics, Sanger remains a controversial figure.


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The Autobiography of Margar...
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Motherhood in Bondage
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Family Limitation
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Woman and the New Race
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My Fight For Birth Control
4.44 of 5 stars 4.44 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 1931 — 2 editions
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The Pivot of Civilization
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Happiness in Marriage
2.6 of 5 stars 2.60 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1940 — 5 editions
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What Every Girl Should Know
2.75 of 5 stars 2.75 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1969 — 2 editions
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More books by Margaret Sanger…
“No woman can call herself free who does not control her own body.”
Margaret Sanger

“No woman can call herself free until she can choose consciously whether she will or will not be a mother.”
Margaret Sanger

“The mother memories that are closest to my heart are the small gentle ones that I have carried over from the days of my childhood. They are not profound, but they have stayed with me through life, and when I am very old, they will still be near . . . Memories of mother drying my tears, reading aloud, cutting cookies and singing as she did, listening to prayers I said as I knelt with my forehead pressed against her knee, tucking me in bed and turning down the light. They have carried me through the years and given my life such a firm foundation that it does not rock beneath flood or tempest.”
Margaret Sanger

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