Margaret Sanger, "Birth Control in Puerto Rico," 09 Oct 1932.

Source: " Mrs. Sanger Aids Beverley, New York Times, Oct. 9, 1932."


Mrs. Sanger Aids Beverley

Margaret Sanger, head of the National Committee on Federal Legislation for Birth Control, at 17 West Sixteenth Street, made public yesterday a telegram sent to President Hoover protesting against the opposition of the National Catholic Alumni Federation to the advocacy by Governor James R. Beverley of Puerto Rico of birth control for the natives of the island. “On behalf of the National Committee on Federal Legislation for Birth Control," I wish to emphatically protest against the deliberate misstatements made by the National Catholic Alumni Federation reported in The New York Times,” her telegram said. “Over 200 national and State organizations in medical, religious, social and educational fields have publicly endorsed the principles of birth control and are sponsoring the amendment of anti-birth control laws in this country. It is an arrogant interference on the part of any religious group to attempt to suppress the economic and social facts and to intimidate public officials who dare to present such facts when these are contrary to medieval theology.”


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