Talk:Margaret Sanger

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Regarding Sanger's saying of "some pretty kooky shit" about people with hereditary disability taking birth control--is that not what is considered sound medical advice today? If not chemical birth control, doctors will advise couples who want to have a child, if one or both of the parents is known to have such a genetically inherited malady, to consider using a surrogate or adopting if the risks for deformity in the child are calculated to be high. Not all "birth control" methods are chemical, many of them are just forms of verbal advice, though I can't speak for what exactly Sanger thought about it in her milieu. Screwtape (talk) 06:52, 16 September 2014 (UTC)

Sanger's Alleged Racism[edit]

So was she racist, or not? Off the top of my head:

  • The commonly repeated quote about how she didn't want Birth Control Inc. to be perceived as trying to get rid f black people appears in context to have had the intended subtext "because it's not true" rather than, as is often implied, "so we'll keep that part quiet."
  • Due to the correlation between race and economic status at the time and place she was working, black women were a disproportionate chunk of her patients and advisees.
  • She was totally opposed to abortion, so she certainly wouldn't have endorsed providing abortions to black women.

I wish the article went into a little more detail about this canard (if that it what it is). <3 CSapphire bullets of pure love 20:45, 30 July 2015 (UTC)


This article is completely biased with someone's opinion. Please consider revising. — Unsigned, by: 2607:fb90:e7f:82bc:0:2:af5a:8c01 / talk / contribs

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