Lead: The cause of birth control found one of its most vigorous advocates in Margaret Sanger.

Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: Margaret Sanger was the sixth of eleven children. Born in 1883, her life dream was to be a physician, but despite an excellent college record, circumstances required her to choose a career in nursing. Service in the poorer sections of turn of the century New York City brought her into contact with some of society’s most severe social afflictions, yet later she recounted that her life was really changed when she treated Sadie Sachs. After several problem pregnancies, Sadie’s doctor had warned her that another would threaten her life. He told her to start sleeping on the roof. Sadie died a painful death in the fall of 1912 trying to terminate another unwanted pregnancy and Margaret Sanger embarked on a crusade.

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