Unformatted text preview: government in a sot nation. At the time this must have been a very controversial thing to open a free maternity clinic. This did in fact lead to, as it says further in the document, some controversy. There was controversy with the church, due to the fact that the church felt this function was promoting pre-marital sex. The churched also claimed free maternity clinics encouraged twelve year olds to get pregnant. To me this was an interesting article for three reasons: one, the simple fact that a woman could hold such a high position at the time is remarkable to me, two, the fact that a woman in power at the time could have such an affect and make such a large impact for the women in the Soviet Union, and third for the reason that Trotsky and Lenin appeared to support her fully in all of her actions. All of these things seem like an amazing feat for anyone, especially a woman at the time....
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- Fall '10
- Alexandra Kollontai, Maternity and Infant Care, free maternity clinic