Margaret Sanger was a controversial and historical nurse. She lived during a time of revolutionary change when the women’s rights movement was in full motion. Born in 1879, to a large impoverished family, she was the sixth of eleven children. Sanger was part of a family of devoted Catholics. During that time it was a common practice for women to birth as many children as possible. As a result, she was a witness to the effects of diseases, miscarriages, and multiple pregnancies that eventually led to her mother’s premature death. This had a significant impact on her ideologies. She eventually became known for advocating women’s reproductive rights and founding what is now known as Planned Parenthood.
Today, the availability of birth control is taken for granted. There was a time, not long passed, during which the subject was illegal (“Margaret Sanger,” 2013, p.1). That did not stop the resilient leader of the birth control movement. Margaret Sanger was a nurse and women’s activist. While working as a nurse, Sanger treated many women who had suffered from unsafe abortions or tried to self-induce abortion (p.1). Seeing this devastation and noting that it was mainly low income women suffering from these problems, she was inspired to dedicate her life to educating women on family planning—even though the discussion of which was highly illegal at the time (p.1). She was often in trouble with
Sanger is most well known as being the founder of Planned Parenthood, but most people don’t know the true Margaret Sanger. Sanger was the leader of the Feminist Party. Using her influences from the Nazi ideology, she set out to commit genocide against the poor and minorities. She went about this by creating Planned Parenthood and putting their locations in primarily poor neighborhoods. Planned Parenthood is a place where poor women can get free or low cost abortions. The ulterior motive for providing abortions at Planned Parenthood, was for this genocide that Sanger wanted.
One of the most significant happenings that the Birth Control Movement was responsible for was the creation of the birth control pill. In 1948, Margaret Sanger, biologist Gregory Pincus and physician John Rock began to research and develop the birth control pill. It got approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 1960 (Kaufman). This oral contraception is a type of medication that women take daily to prevent pregnancy because these pills contain hormone that prevent a woman’s eggs from leaving the ovaries and making cervical mucus thicker which keeps the sperm from getting to the eggs (Planned Parenthood). Plannedparenthood.org stated that within five years of its approval, the birth control pill was used by one out of every married women
Planned Parenthood is a controversial topic sweeping the nation of America with political and moral issues. Every day one could come across a new article on it, stubble upon a news article in their local paper or even on their local news station. Planned Parenthood directly provides reproductive health services, is involved in teach young students about sexual education, contributes to research in reproductive technology, and interacts with legal and political efforts aimed at protecting and developing reproductive rights.
Planned Parenthood is a widely known nonprofit organization. They are the health care provider for millions of people within our nation. When people hear the words Planned Parenthood they automatically assume abortion. Yes, abortion is a service that they offer yet, they deliver much more than that. They deliver and educate us about birth control, cancer, men and women’s sexual health, pregnancy, sexual orientation and offer the Morning-After Pill (emergency contraception) and sexually transmitted disease screenings. Planned Parenthood is a large organization. “Planned Parenthood consists of 159 medical and non-medical affiliates, which operate over 650 health clinics in the United States. It partners with organizations in 12 countries
Planned Parenthood is an organization that provides healthcare and education to both men and women, having over 650 health centers that provide healthcare to countless communities around the world. Shockingly, 78% of those who use Planned Parenthoods services live at or below 150% of the federal poverty line, showing how important this organization is to low-income families (Topulos, Greene, Drazen). Their mission statement is “A Reason for Being”, which is shown through their efforts to provide health care, advocate public policies, create educational programs, and endorse research. There are those who do not believe Planned Parenthood should be funded by the government, though, due to the fact that they provide abortions to women in need. Studies show that the effects of not having Planned Parenthood available are disastrous, causing low-income families to lack a healthcare provider and the number of those who are infected with STD’s and STI’s to rise. The biggest concern communities have about the government defunding Planned Parenthood is the effects that it would have on low-income families who would no longer have access to something that many people take for granted: health care. Although many believe that Planned Parenthood mostly provides abortions, in reality, only 3% of the people that seek help from them receive an abortion, while 97% receive affordable and, in many cases,
Margaret Sanger’s hard work to legalize and promote contraception was rooted in her belief that those who were impoverished should not procreate. In her book My Fight for Birth Control, Sanger claims, “I associate poverty, toil, unemployment, drunkenness, cruelty, quarreling, fighting, debts, and jails with large families” (Planned Parenthood). Sanger set out to “sterilize the unfit” and make known methods to control the population (Planned Parenthood). Many of her colleagues were racist and believed contraception should be used for the purpose of maintaining
Onto scarcity. Planned parenthood helps young women, young adults and basically just women all together. To have a program specifically for women is, I think, the scarcity and why so much money has gone towards that specific
Planned Parenthood of America was created by Sanger who devoted her life to legalizing birth control and making it available for women. In 1921 Sanger founded the American Birth Control League and later the Clinical Research Bureau. Wealthy supporters allowed Sanger to finally open the first legal birth control clinic in the U.S. All of the staff at the clinic were women and they all got paid by Bureau of Social Hygiene from 1924 and forwards. This was very critical at the time because the clinic has full records of ten thousand women who came for advice and instruction as a legal contraceptive. ”The most merciful thing that a family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.” Sanger
Margaret Sanger, an active reproductive rights reformist and the mother of what we now know to be Planned Parenthood, grew up the sixth child of eleven in an Irish-American family in New York. Sanger witnessed her mother go through multiple miscarriages, leaving her concerned for her mother’s health. She later studied nursing at a variety of colleges. Sanger moved to New York City in the early twentieth century, taking her husband, William Sanger, and three children with her. Radical politics were growing popular in the area where they lived, changing the young couple’s mindset. Sanger later got involved in the Women’s Committee of the New York Socialist Party and Liberal Club.
Founder of Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger, in her speech at the 1925 birth control conference, The Children’s Era, explains the downfalls in American society when it comes to raising children. Through this speech, Sanger is trying to further promote her nonprofit organization and display the benefits of birth control. She appears to show compassionate characteristics towards children, more specifically the future American children, as she adopts an urgent tone to encompass her listeners into her ultimate goal, widespread, effective birth control methods.
As attested by the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo, women have the right to control the number and timing of their pregnancies. In order to exercise this right, women throughout the world need access to the different types of contraceptives, as well as to safe abortion services. While most contraceptives are used as preventative measures prior to or during intercourse, some methods can be used within a short time after unprotected intercourse or failed use of birth control, which are usually referred to as emergency contraceptive. Within the last 30 years, a number of approaches, which seem safe and efficacious, have been developed as this method, including the popular plan B pill. In 1999 the FDA approved the Plan B pill, which was the first progestin-only dedicated emergency contraceptive product. The plan B pill was developed by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, in which the Women's Capital Corporation (WCC), a privately controlled company, organized in 1997, collaborated to introduce Plan B to the U.S. and Canadian industries, and to develop other needed reproductive health products for women. WCC's efforts to promote and sell Plan B exemplified a contemporary public/private sector partnership in areas such as health products for women. Initially, Plan B was only available by prescription through Planned Parenthood clinics and other health care providers listed on the 24-hour Emergency Contraception Hotline, as well as the Emergency
Humans have been using different kinds of contraceptives for millions of years, but to this day nothing quite compares to the effectivity and influence of "the pill". Formally known as the Combined oral contraceptive pill, or COCP, the birth control pill was an idea initially suggested by Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger in the early nineteen-fifties. Since then, the little pill has created a BIG impact. Women now had the option to focus on things other than motherhood, and social roles between the sexes shifted dramatically. They could spend more time on education- and sex became better known as an act of love, rather than just a way to reproduce. The pill was an important step in changing the way women were seen by the world, shattering the stereotype of the typical wife and mother, and liberating independent women around the globe.
Today is a day for truth. Members of Planned Parenthood it is time to face the reality that abortion is not the answer. Abortion has no place in this world, it is not a righteous option. Your founder Margaret Sanger admitted “I believe that there should be no more babies”. Your continued acceptance of abortion is proof, that you her leadership has influenced you; Something has to change.