Woman, morality, and birth control

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American Birth Control League, 1922 - 58 pages
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Eugenicist and Racist founder of Planned Parenthood

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Page 10 - More children from the fit, less from the unfit— that is the chief issue of birth control,
Page 39 - about one-fifth of the nation's wealth," and " possess about seven-tenths as much as do 11,593,887 families." After giving the details he thus sums up the result: " Twenty per cent of the wealth of the United States is owned by threehundredths of one per cent of the families...
Page 4 - ... for they were both anxious to give their children a little schooling. *Two years ago I came across this same family, and found that five more children had been added in the meantime to their household. The three youngest were considered by medical authorities to be hopelessly feebleminded; two of the older girls were prostitutes; three of the boys were serving long...
Page 5 - Out of this family of eleven children only two are now of any use to society, a little girl of seven, who stays at home and cares for the crippled sister during the day while the mother scrubs office floors, and a boy of nine who sells chewing gum after school hours at a subway exit. The father has become a hopeless drunkard, of whom the mother and children live in terror.
Page 5 - ... sentences in penitentiaries, while another of the children had been injured by a fall and so badly crippled that she will not be able to help herself for years to come. Out of this family of eleven children only two are now of any use to society, a little girl of seven, who stays at home and...
Page 43 - There were 33 sexually immoral persons, mostly prostitutes; 24 confirmed alcoholics; 3 epileptics; 82 who died in infancy; 3 criminals; 8 keepers of brothels.
Page 32 - National Conservation Commission stated that in the United States "there are probably at all times about 3,000,000 persons seriously ill. This means an average of thirteen days per annum for each inhabitant."1 In 1915-1917, the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, through seven sickness surveys, found that 2.
Page 47 - The first right of every child is to be wanted, to be desired, to be planned with an intensity of love that gives it its title to being.
Page 22 - A few physicians who are uninformed as to modern means of Birth Control, still incline to the opinion that they are injurious, but these physicians have in mind the earlier, cruder means of preventing conception. Some of the persons who maintain that preventive measures are injurious are so ignorant of the whole subject that they oppose abortion and call it Birth Control.
Page 4 - Eight years ago I was called into a home where the father, a machinist by trade, was earning eighteen dollars a week. He was at that time the father of six living children, to all appearances a sober, serious and hardworking man.

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