Pioneer in Birth Control

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Because Margaret Sanger was a nurse and witnessed so many complicated births, miscarriages, and unwanted pregnancies, she made the decision to devote her life to making birth control legal and to educate young women who were in need of family planning. It is because of her struggle that today, women are now able to receive family planning information, are more independent, and are not slaves to men as well as to their own sexuality. I …

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…first effective anovulant contraceptive -- the birth control pill. In 1965 the Supreme Court's Griswold v. Connecticut decision made birth control legal for married couples. Only a few months later, on September 6, 1966, Margaret Sanger, the founder of the birth control movement, died in a Tucson nursing home at the age of 87. Yes Margaret Sanger was a success. She made it possible for women to receive family planning information. She was definitely a revolutionary of her time.