Customs: Every Child a Wanted Child

No cause ever fought has been fought against more stupid, blind social prejudice, not even the cause of the people against the divine rights of kings, nor the cause of equal suffrage, nor any of the battles of freedom.

— Pearl Buck, on the 21st anniversary of the birth control movement

Family planning by contraception was the cause. Margaret Sanger was its champion. Half a century ago, when she raised the banners of her lonely crusade, she was lacerated from the pulpits as a "lascivious monster" bent on "murdering" unborn children. Birth control, a phrase she herself invented, was unmentionable, immoral...

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