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2015-05-26 LH encoded and transcribed 2015-05-26 CH proof tags 2015-05-27 LH correct tags2015-08-10 CH clean up docs title Margaret Sanger 4 Nov 1950 [Planned Parenthood Federation of America Luncheon Message] msp422061 Birth Control More Advanced, Denton Record-Chronicle, Nov. 5, 1950, p.8 Denton Record-Chronicle
  • birth control methods, sterilization
  • birth control, and youth
  • birth control, arrests, trials and imprisonment
  • Birth Control Move Advanced

    NEW YORK Nov. 4 Mrs. Margaret Sanger, founder of the Birth Control movement, has proposed that the Federal government provide for sterilization of the feeble-minded, and victims of transmissible, congenital disease. Her message was read to the annual luncheon of the planned Parenthood Federation of America, of which she is honorary chairman. "While our present Federal Government Santa Clauses have their hands in the taxpayers' pockets," she said, "why not in their generous giving mood be constructive and provide for sterilizing as well as giving a pension, dole--call it what you may-- to the feeble-minded and the victims of transmissible, congenital diseases?" "Such a program would be a sound future investment as well as a kindness to the couples themselves by preventing the birth of dozens of their progeny to become burdens, even criminals of another generation. It would save innocent children from the cruelty of being born to such parents."

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