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birth control provided reasons

  • Look up in the library or on the Internet various articles by birth control advocate Margaret Sanger. What arguments does she present in her fight against the Comstock Law? Why did she believe women should be freely provided with birth control information?
  • What has been the history of sex education and birth control counseling in your school or community? Is it readily available or strictly limited?
  • List the reasons provided by those who oppose making moral offenses a crime and the reasons offered by those promoting criminalization of socially deviant behavior. Which approach do you believe is most appropriate?

Conception: The process of becoming pregnant.

Unlawful abortion: The deliberate termination of a pregnancy.

Scurrilous epithets: Abusive or vulgar words or names.

Abet: To support.

Conformably: Consistent with.

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