Margaret Sanger, "Margaret Sanger's Own Corner," Mar 1924.
Source: " Birth Control Review, Mar. 1924, p. 76 Margaret Sanger Microfilm, Collected Documents Series C16:218."
In this column, Sanger replies to letters she received. The original letters have not been located. Under this column name, the Birth Control Review published letters written to Margaret Sanger with occasional commentary. For others in this series see Margaret Sanger's Own Corner, Jan. 1924, Feb. 1924, Apr. 1924 May 1924, and June 1924.
M. S. L. The best person to advise you in regard to Birth Control is your doctor. As you evidently need such advice, go to him and ask him. If he is unable or unwilling to help you, write to me again, and send your address.
G. B. asks if two children are the right number for parents to have. It is impossible to give a yes or no answer to this question. The number in a family should be in accordance with the health of the mother, with the income and circumstances of the family, and with the desires of the parents. Some women ought not to have children at all. Others may welcome and care adequately for four or even more.
Here are two questions about the opposition of the Roman Catholics to Birth Control:
I. D. N. asks: "Have you a pamphlet answering the Catholics?"
My reply is that I have never been able to find out what there is to answer. If I. D. N. will send me their objections, I will be glad to try to meet them.
F. McM. writes: "Why do the Catholics object to Birth Control?"
All I can say is, I don't know. I would like to find out.
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