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A Century of Anti-Abortion Attacks

M argaret Sanger opened America’s first birth-control clinic 100 years ago this week, on October 16, 1916. In her time, Sanger was a controversial figure, even among feminists, and she often ran afoul of the law in her quest to promote women’s health and birth control. She remains a subject of contention because anti-abortion activists and Republican candidates, including Donald Trump and his running mate, Mike Pence, have escalated their attacks on her and on Planned Parenthood, the organization she founded.
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