Politics must not stop progress we’ve made in women’s health

Margaret Sanger

In 1916, Margaret Sanger opened the first birth control clinic, and is quoted as saying:   “Women must have her freedom, the fundamental freedom of choosing whether or not she will be a mother and how many children she will have.  Regardless of what man’s attitude may be, the problem is hers–and before it can be his, it is hers alone.  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.”   This was said nearly a century ago..wonder what she would say to today’s politicians?