Power, Principles and Processes
Edited by James K. Beggan and Scott T. Allison
This chapter recounts the century-long struggle to provide reliable and safe birth control methods, initiated by controversial Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger. Specifically, it looks at the progression of Planned Parenthood as it addressed various substantive controversies, including eugenics, birth control access and information, abortion, and fetal tissue sales. The chapter concludes by situating Planned Parenthood leadership and controversies in a contemporary political context.
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