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BIRTH CONTROL ADVOCATE IS ON WAY TO
CHICAGO WILL EXPLAIN DOCTRINE
New York, April 1. Freed of the
charge, in Uncle Sam's federal in
dictment, that she-sent vile and ob
scene matter through--the mails in
her birth control propaganda maga
zine, "The Woman Rebel," Mrs. Mar
garet Sanger left here today to visit
and organize birth control societies
among the women of all the larger
cities in the United States.
Mrs. Sanger is on her way now to
Chicago, where she will conduct
meetings of women, make speeches
about birth control and organize a
society of women to perpetuate birth
control propaganda after she has
gone on to other places. Mrs. Sanger
will travel west to the coast cities and
then east again by another route.
Mrs. Sanger hopes, by stirring up
the interest of American wives and
mothers, to make their influence
cause the repeal of state and federal
laws prohibiting the dissemination of
birth control information.
In cities where there are no re
strictions of this kind Mrs. Sanger
hopes to establish clinics, similar to
birth control clinics in European
cities, where women of the working
districts can apply for instruction in
birth control. In addition to nurses
who can instruct in birth control,
these clinics will have a staff that will
teach the care of infants.
Mrs. Sanger said before she de
parted today that no legislative pow
er in the world can keep the women
of America from learning and prac
ticing birth control.
"Because," she added, "it is the
logical and sensible and humane
thing to de, law or no law.
"No woman should be compelled to
bring a baby into the world unless
she is physically fitted to properly en
dow the child with a good brain and
body; and unless she is blessed with
the resources to rear and educate the
child and give it a fair chance to
make its way in the world.
"That is what birth control knowl
edge is for; to show women under
what conditions it is best for them to
"Birth control does not necessarily
make for either larger or smaller
families; it simply insures, through
the mother's knowledge, a square
deal and a fair chance for whatever
children are born.
"In Europe, birth control is sanc
tioned by the governments.
"In the United States it is blindly
condemned by law; laws that are
lauded by certain influential and
prominent citizens who secretly prac
tice birth control while publicly de
Mrs. Sanger w?js indicted in the
United States court here in January
for alleged indecent birth control
prdpaganda statements in her mag
azine. , New York society women, led
by such well known individuals as
Miss Lola LaFollette and others, ac
companied Mrs. Sanger to court
when she went to plead to the in
dictment; then afterward caused the
case to be given wide publicity.
The government dismissed the in
dictment against Mrs. Sanger before
the case came to trial.
MfaY TEST POISONER'S SANITY
WAITE RESIGNED TO DEATH
New York, April 1. When Dr. Ar
thur Warren Waite is arraigned on
indictment charging him with mur
der of his millionaire father-in-law,
John E. Peck of Grand Rapids, his
attorney will ask that he be recom
mitted to Bellevue hospital for ex
amination as to his sanity, it was
stated today. Waite will probably
be arraigned Monday. It is expected
sanity examination will extend over
a period of six weeks.
Waite is resigned to death in the
electric chair and declares he is as
Bane as any man.