Margaret Sanger, "Consistency," Sep-Oct 1914.

Source: " The Woman Rebel, Sept.-Oct. 1914, p. 54 Margaret Sanger Microfilm, Collected Documents Series C16:0568."


The inconsistency of the Government of New Yorkshow themselves more and more, as it proceeds to interfere with the private relations of the individuals. The latest laughable act in the action of the Court of Appeals of New York State which upheld the Board of Education in New York City in dismissing Mrs. Bridget C. Peixotto because she remained away from her duties as a teacher to become a mother. It was no objection to her as a married woman, but does object to her as a mother. Yet this same government holds it a crime to tell the woman how to prevent conception and thereby avoid motherhood.

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