Margaret Higgins Sanger
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September 14, 1879
Margaret Higgins Sanger was an American birth control activist, an advocate of negative
eugenics, and the founder of the American Birth Control League (which
eventually became Planned Parenthood).
Initially met with fierce
opposition to her ideas, Sanger gradually won some support, both in the
public as well as in the courts, for a woman's choice to decide how and
when, if ever, she will bear children. In her drive to open the way to
universal access to birth control, Sanger was ahead of her time.
died on September 6, 1966 in Tucson, Arizona, eight days shy of her 87th
Where are they buried?
- Calvary Cemetery, Concord, New Hampshire
- Fishkill Rural Cemetery, Fishkill, New York
- Pima Mountain Cemetery, Tucson, Arizona
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