Copyright 1999. Esther Katz. All rights reserved.
Birth Control League Of America (1914)
Sanger announced the formation of the Birth Control League of America in the August 1914 issue of The Woman Rebel
. The purposes of the League were to carry on an educational campaign among the working classes, to agitate for the repeal of the Comstock Laws and to aid in the defense of those prosecuted for birth control distribution. According to its secretary, Otto Bobsien
, the League was little more than a paper organization and did not survive Sanger's 1914-1915 exile to Europe.
References: The Woman Rebel, August 1914; David M. Kennedy, Birth Control In America: The Career of Margaret Sanger (1970).
The Margaret Sanger Papers Electronic Edition: Margaret Sanger and The Woman Rebel, 1914-1916, eds. Esther Katz, Cathy Moran Hajo and Peter Engelman
(Columbia, S.C.: Model Editions Partnership, 1999). On the Web at http://mep.blackmesatech.com/mep/ [Accessed 4 January 2018]