‘Sex and the Constitution’: Margaret Sanger and the Birth of the Birth Control Movement

March 27, 2017

(The Washington Post) – In this, the fifth and final piece in a series of excerpts from my new book, “Sex and the Constitution,” I will briefly address Margaret Sanger and the birth of the birth control movement. As we saw in my fourth piece in this series, with the enactment of the federal and state Comstock laws, the sale of contraceptives and the dissemination of information about contraception were for the first time in history deemed unlawful throughout the United States.

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