It became her mission to educate women about birth

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women about birth control. It became her mission to educate women about birth control and, revoke federal Comstock law that made it illegal to mail out information regarding birth control. Defying the law Margaret Sanger started her publication, The Woman Rebel in 1914 speaking out about birth control thus, violating the Comstock Law. Her publishing during the 1900’s was not only a violation of the Comstock Law the articles and her later book Family Limitation were obscene and offensive. Margaret retreated to England escape any further retribution, while having friends share her the pamphlet that she had written on contraceptive
F Running Head: SANGER CONTRIBUTIONS TO PUBLIC HEALTH 3 techniques. A year later the charges were dropped after the death of her five daughter and out from the public demanding the charges be dropped. Narrowly escaping charges Sanger began the promotion of birth control, a term she created [DrD17]. She opened the first birth control clinic in the United States in 1916 in Brooklyn and just days later it was raided. Sanger and her staff that also included her sister Ethel were arrested and spend 30 days in jail for educating women on contraception and fitting them for diaphragms. Although, Sanger appealed her conviction and lost. However, created a big win towards the birth control movement because the court granted an omission to the existing law which allowed doctors to prescribe contraception to females for medical issues.

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