Margaret Sanger Biography

Margaret Higgins Sanger was an American birth control activist, sex educator, and nurse. Sanger popularized the term birth control, opened the first birth control clinic in the United States, and established organizations that evolved into the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Sanger's efforts contributed to several judicial cases that helped legalize contraception in the United States. Sanger is a frequent target of criticism by opponents of birth control and has also been criticized for supporting eugenics, but remains an iconic figure in the American reproductive rights movement.

In 1916, Sanger opened the first birth control clinic in the United States, which led to her arrest for distributing information on contraception. Her subsequent trial and appeal generated enormous support for her cause. Sanger felt that in order for women to have a more equal footing in society and to lead healthier lives, they needed to be able to determine when to bear children. She also wanted to prevent unsafe abortions, so-called back-alley abortions, which were common at the time because abortions were usually illegal. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Margaret Sanger
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Nurse, Teacher, Writer
Religion:
Atheism
Date of Birth:
September 14, 1879
Astrological Sign:
Virgo
Date of Death:
September 6, 1966
Age at Death:
86
Cause of Death:
Heart failure
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