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Birth control expounded here


The Margaret Sanger Papers Project


The Indianapolis Star reports on Margaret Sanger's speech about birth control at the Claypool Hotel in Indianapolis, Indiana. Sanger discussed the importance of providing birth control information to working class women in order to reduce and prevent infant and maternal mortality, poverty, abortion, and prostitution. She argued that if former President Roosevelt was allowed to travel the country and urge families to have many children, she should be allowed to give poor women the information they needed. In reference to Roosevelt's concerns over race suicide, Sanger stated, "I say the race ought to commit suicide unless it can take care of its children better."

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Birth control expounded here. The Margaret Sanger Papers Project. Theodore Roosevelt Digital Library. Dickinson State University.
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