Margaret Sanger, "Japanese Trip," 10 Sept 1952.

Source: " Margaret Sanger Slee Will Be Able To Enter Japan This Time, Tucson Daily Citizen, Sept. 10, 1952, p. 18."

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Margaret Sanger Slee Will Be Able To Enter Japan This Time

Mrs. Margaret Sanger Slee, whose theories of planned parenthood have made her known around the world, will be off for Japan early next month, assured, this time, of being able to enter the country.

Two years ago the Tucson woman, more familiar to millions as Margaret Sanger, had planned to lecture and speak in the oriental land, but her visa was refused by occupation authorities.

"Japan is no longer an occupied country," Mrs. Slee said today, "and there is certainly no indigenous religious group in the land that is hostile to the things I work for.

"When certain groups in Washington learned of my plans for making that last trip, they advised the Catholic mission in Tokyo, and this group then brought pressure to bear on Gen. (Douglas) MacArthur to have me barred. A situation," she added, "which cannot exist now."

Before leaving the city, Mrs. Slee is scheduled to speak at a luncheon meeting of the Alliance, an organization of Tucson's Unitarian church, at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, in El Merendero restaurant.

Mrs. Slee said she plans a stopover in Honolulu, where she will lecture before going on to Japan. She is to arrive in the far east the first part of November and will stay for two weeks as a guest of Tokyo's Mainichi press.

After that there will be more speeches and lectures in Singapore, on the island of Formosa, in Manila and Siam, ending in Bombay, India, in time for the world conference there on planned parenthood and population which will last from Nov. 24 to Dec. 1.

As director of the American division of this world organization, Mrs. Slee indicated she planned to stay in India for some time after the end of the conference to set up demonstration clinics and "be of as much use as possible in that part of the world."

The specialist on babies by schedule quoted India's Nehru as saying birth control will have a significant place in the country's next five-year social welfare plan. She said the Indian government already has appropriated money to further birth control programs.

"In 1935," Mrs. Slee explained, "I was in that land as a guest of the All-India Woman's conference and helped set up clinics throughout the country. Most of them have gone by the way during the years of trouble and unrest, but the interest in them seems now to have culminated in this coming conference."


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