Margaret Sanger, "'Woman Rebel' Tells of Need for Birth Control," 28 May 1916.

Source: " 'Woman Rebel' Tells of Need for Birth Control, Denver Express, May 28, 1916, p. 8."

Sanger spoke on her fight for birth control," at Denver's Marble Hall on May 28, 1916. For drafts of the texts Sanger used during her American speaking tour in 1916, see "Birth Control (Chicago Address on Women)," "Birth Control and Society," Apr.-June, 1916, “Woman and Birth Control," Apr-July 1916, and "Condemnation is Misunderstanding," Apr.-Jun. 1916.


Margaret Sanger, the "Woman Rebel," took issue with Theodore Roosevelt Sunday night when she declared, "It is about time the race commits suicide if it can't take any better care of its children than it does now."

She spoke at Marble hall, and declared that 300,000 children die annually from poverty and neglect: that 95 per cent of these come from parents who average nine children, and that over-production is making the working class a race of slaves bound hand and foot by poverty, disease and mental deficiency. She claims the United States is the only civilized country in the world that has such stringent laws in regard to birth control, she charged: that the wealthy are able to evade these laws but the poor are told there is no help for them, as "it is against the law to give information regarding birth control." She said that in New Zealand and Holland, where such knowledge is freely given, infant mortality is lowest, and the standard of morality is highest. Mrs. Sanger left Denver Monday morning for Los Angeles. She will return to Denver the last of June.

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