Margaret Sanger

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Person.png Margaret Sanger  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(activist, nurse)
BornSeptember 14, 1879
DiedSeptember 6, 1966 (Age 86)
ParentsWilliam Sanger
Founder ofPlanned Parenthood
Interests • Abortion
• Eugenics
US eugenicist and birth control promoter. Long sponsored by the Rockefeller family.

Employment.png President of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America

In office
1921 - 1962
Founded 1921-42 as American Birth Control League

Margaret Sanger was a US advocate of contraception and population control who played a pivotal role in shaping Western policy and practice on contraception, sex education, abortion and the establishment of 20th century eugenics. She was the indirect founder of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and popularized the euphemism of "birth control". Sanger was associated with prominent eugenicists of her day, such as Havelock Ellis or H. G. Wells, and was a close friend of the Rockefeller family.

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