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Defense of Margaret Sanger is Unnecessary and Wrong

imporant historical figures were humans, too

Forum: WMST-L
Date: 05/25/2006

[After a discussion about Margaret Sanger's positions that are considered eugenicist and wrong today...]

On Jul 23, 2006, at 10:23 AM, Miriam Reed wrote:

Whatever else Magaret Sanger said or may have said, she did say that EVERY women should be able to decide for herself when and how and under what circumstances she should give birth to her children.

Right, and Thomas Jefferson wrote "all men are created equal." The problem is which "men" Jefferson chose to include when he wrote "all men," and which "woman" Sanger chose to include when she said "every woman."

I don't know why we have to go back and forth on this. No one is saying that Margaret Sanger is an evil person--just that she was human like the rest of us. What's the point of insisting on the above if she didn't actually mean "every woman" as we understand and believe it should mean today?

emi koyama