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4 Nov 1950
[Planned Parenthood Federation of
America Luncheon Message]
Birth Control More Advanced,
Denton Record-Chronicle, Nov. 5, 1950, p.8
birth control methods, sterilization
birth control, and youth
birth control, arrests, trials and imprisonment
Birth Control Move Advanced
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
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
"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."
Copyright, Margaret Sanger Project