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By Anonym 14 Sep

Margaret Sanger

Some lives drift here and there like reeds in a stream, depending on changing currents for their activity. Others are like swimmers knowing the depth of the water. Each stroke helps them onward to a definite objective.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Margaret Sanger

It is ... marvellous ... to have a period of apparent fanaticism. No obstacle can discourage you. The single vision of your quest obscures defeat and lifts you over mountainous difficulties.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Margaret Sanger

No despot ever flung forth his legions to die in foreign conquest, no privilege-ruled nation ever erupted across its borders, to lock in death embrace with another, but behind them loomed the driving power of a population too large for its boundaries and its natural resources.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Margaret Sanger

Like begets like. We gather perfect fruit from perfect trees... . Abused soil brings forth stunted growths.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Margaret Sanger

Speaking of Margaret Sanger, Grandson Alexander Sanger, head of Planned Parenthood of New York City, said: She made people accept that women had the right to control their own destinies.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Margaret Sanger

Diplomats make it their business to conceal the facts.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Margaret Sanger

The third group [of society] are those irresponsible and reckless ones having little regard for the consequences of their acts, or whose religious scruples prevent their exercising control over their numbers. Many of this group are diseased, feeble-minded, and are of the pauper element dependent upon the normal and fit members of society for their support. There is no doubt in the minds of all thinking people that the procreation of this group should be stopped.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Margaret Sanger

Eugenics is ... the most adequate and thorough avenue to the solution of racial, political and social problems.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Margaret Sanger

She goes through the vale of death alone, each time a babe is born. As it is the right neither of man nor the state to coerce her into this ordeal, so it is her right to decide whether she will endure it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Margaret Sanger

The mother memories that are closest to my heart are the small gentle ones that I have carried over from the days of my childhood. They are not profound, but they have stayed with me through life, and when I am very old, they will still be near . . .

By Anonym 13 Sep

Margaret Sanger

Has knowledge of birth control, so carefully guarded and so secretly practiced by the women of the wealthy class - and so tenaciously withheld from the working women - brought them misery? Rather, has it not promoted greater happiness, greater freedom, greater prosperity and more harmony among them? The women who have this knowledge are the women who have been free to develop, free to enjoy in its best sense, and free to advance the interests of the community.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Margaret Sanger

The masses of Negroes...particularly in the South, still breed carelessly and disasterously, with the result that the increase among Negroes, even more than among whites, is from that portion of the population least intelligent and fit.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Margaret Sanger

The real hope of the world lies in putting as painstaking thought into the business of mating as we do into other big businesses.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Margaret Sanger

Birth Control is not contraception indiscriminately and thoughtlessly practiced. It means the release and cultivation of the better racial elements in our society, and the gradual suppression, elimination and eventual extirpation of defective stocks — those human weeds which threaten the blooming of the finest flowers of American civilization.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Margaret Sanger

Life has taught me one supreme lesson. This is that we must—if we are really to live at all, if we are to enjoy the life more abundant promised by the Sages of Wisdom—we must put our convictions into action. My remuneration has been that I have been privileged to act out my faith.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Margaret Sanger

Covertly invest into non-White areas, invest in ghetto abortion clinics. Help to raise money for free abortions, in primarily non-White areas. Perhaps abortion clinic syndicates throughout North America, that primarily operate in non-White areas and receive tax support, should be promoted.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Margaret Sanger

In the end, through simple illustrations I believed I had accomplished my purpose. A dozen invitations to speak to similar groups were proffered. The conversation went on and on, and when we were finally through it was too late to return to New York.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Margaret Sanger

The mother memories that are closest to my heart are the small gentle ones that I have carried over from the days of my childhood. They are not profound, but they have stayed with me through life, and when I am very old, they will still be near . . . Memories of mother drying my tears, reading aloud, cutting cookies and singing as she did, listening to prayers I said as I knelt with my forehead pressed against her knee, tucking me in bed and turning down the light. They have carried me through the years and given my life such a firm foundation that it does not rock beneath flood or tempest.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Margaret Sanger

Birth control itself, often denounced as a violation of natural law, is nothing more or less than the facilitation of the process of weeding out the unfit, of preventing the birth of defectives or of those who will become defectives.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Margaret Sanger

Towards orthodox religion, father's own attitude remained one of tolerance. He looked upon the New Testament as the noble story of a human being which, because of ignorance and the lack of printing presses, had become exaggerated. He maintained that religions served their purpose; some people depended on them all their lives to make them honest. Others did not need to be so held in line. But subjection to any church was a reflection on strength and character. You should be able to get from yourself what you had to go go church for.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Margaret Sanger

On the contrary, the most urgent problem today is how to limit and discourage the over-fertility of the mentally and physically defective.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Margaret Sanger

... the ocean could not be swept back with a broom. The truth was out. It illuminated the world. Motherhood no longer cringed before the relentless laws of fecundity.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Margaret Sanger

While there are cases where even the law recognizes an abortion as justifiable if recommended by a physician, I assert that the hundreds of thousands of abortions performed in America each year are a disgrace to civilization.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Margaret Sanger

Against the State, against the Church, against the silence of the medical profession, against the whole machinery of dead institutions of the past, the woman of today arises.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Margaret Sanger

Any means of freedom which will enable women to think and live for themselves first will be attacked as immoral by...the church and society.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Margaret Sanger

There is only one reply to a request for a higher birthrate among the intelligent, and that is to ask the government to first take the burden of the insane and feeble-minded from your back. [Mandatory] sterilization for these is the answer.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Margaret Sanger

A free race cannot be born of slave mothers.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Margaret Sanger

Birth control is the means by which woman attains basic freedom.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Margaret Sanger

No woman shall have the legal right to bear a child without a permit for parenthood.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Margaret Sanger

A woman’s duty: To look the whole world in the face with a go-to-hell look in the eyes… to speak and act in defiance of convention.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Margaret Sanger

Enthusiasm is a divine possession.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Margaret Sanger

Every single case of inherited defect, every malformed child, every congenitally tainted human being brought into this world is of infinite importance to that poor individual; but it is of scarcely less importance to the rest of us and to all of our children who must pay in one way or another for these biological and racial mistakes.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Margaret Sanger

No woman can call herself free who cannot choose the time to be a mother or not as she sees fit.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Margaret Sanger

As often as I have witnessed the miracle [birth], held the perfect creature with its tiny hands and feet, each time I have felt as though I were entering a cathedral with prayer in my heart.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Margaret Sanger

The most serious charge that can be brought against modern benevolence is that it encourages the perpetuation of defectives, delinquents and dependents. These are the most dangerous elements in the world community, the most devastating curse on human progress and expression.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Margaret Sanger

A mutual and satisfied sexual act is of great benefit to the average woman, the magnetism of it is health giving. When it is not desired on the part of the woman and she has no response, it should not take place. This is an act of prostitution and is degrading to the woman's finer sensibility, all the marriage certificates on earth to the contrary notwithstanding.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Margaret Sanger

The greatest issue is to raise the question of birth control out of the gutter of obscenity ... into the light of intelligence and human understanding.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Margaret Sanger

The most merciful thing a large family can do to one of its infant members is to kill it.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Margaret Sanger

It is apparent that nothing short of contraceptives can put an end to the horrors of abortion and infanticide.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Margaret Sanger

The most merciful thing that a large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it." Margaret Sanger

By Anonym 13 Sep

Margaret Sanger

Apply a stern and rigid policy of sterilization and segregation to that grade of population whose progeny is already tainted, or whose inheritance is such that objectionable traits may be transmitted to offspring.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Margaret Sanger

No one can doubt that there are times when an abortion is justifiable but they will become unnecessary when care is taken to prevent conception. This is the only cure for abortions.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Margaret Sanger

The most far-reaching social development of modern times is the revolt of woman against sex servitude. The most important force in the remaking of the world is a free motherhood.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Margaret Sanger

Because I believe that deep down in woman's nature lies slumbering the spirit of revolt. Because I believe that woman is enslaved by the world machine, by sex conventions, by motherhood and its present necessary child-rearing, by wage-slavery, by middle-class morality, by customs, laws and superstitions. Because I believe that woman's freedom depends upon awakening that spirit of revolt within her against these things which enslave her. Because I believe that these things which enslave woman must be fought openly, fearlessly, consciously.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Margaret Sanger

The campaign for birth control is not merely of eugenic value, but is practically identical with the final aims of eugenics.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Margaret Sanger

Blacks, soldiers, and Jews are a menace to the race.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Margaret Sanger

The submission of her body without love or desire is degrading to the woman's finer sensibility, all the marriage certificates on earth to the contrary notwithstanding.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Margaret Sanger

In passing, we should here recognize the difficulties presented by the idea of 'fit' and 'unfit.' Who is to decide this question? The grosser, the more obvious, the undeniably feeble-minded should, indeed, not only be discouraged but prevented from propagating their kind. But among the writings of the representative Eugenists [sic], one cannot ignore the distinct middle-class bias that prevails.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Margaret Sanger

Couples should be required to submit applications to have a child.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Margaret Sanger

Knowledge of birth control is essentially moral. Its general, though prudent, practice must lead to a higher individuality and ultimately to a cleaner race.