Thanks for your thoughts.Sanger was biased, but not so much as others of her time. Teddy Roosevelt gets none of the racist hate charges, although his parents owned slaves, for example. There are many, many more such men. Sanger saw suffering, women dying of exhaustion, in child birth, and by domestic violence and poverty. She worked, (sadly in a racist era) to end that suffering. Powerful men, fought to keep women in chains.

I too, and you, are racist and sexist, although our newer awareness can fight against it. Poor, and women of color die more because we restrict access to birth control, and where abortion is safe and legal, there are far fewer abortions.

As to our existence due to non abortion, I, having lost several babies, would never ever presume to choose for someone else. Also, had my mother not given birth to me, I would not mind (or know) even a tiny bit.

The entire point of liberty is to have choice. Raised a christian, I will always believe that a woman should have a choice, just as a person can choose what they may believe is eternal salvation.

Liberty, choice, is a human right.

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