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The day book. [volume] (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 12, 1915, NOON EDITION, Image 1

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NOON EDITION .
ONE CENT
CLOTHING WORKERS PLAH STRIKE
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Newspaper, Daily Except Sunday
VOL 4, 'NO. 192 Chicago, Wednesday, May 12, 1915 398
BIRTH CONTROL IS AIM
OF NEW LEAGUE
Men and Women Organize Society To Aid "Family1
Limitation" Movement Wm. Sanger To Be Tried
For Giving Pampnlet on Birth ControJ. -
By Nixola Greeley-Smith
New York, May 12- :Asa result of
the arrest pf "William Sanger, archi
tect, for giving to an agent of An
thony Comstock the pamphlet -on
birth control ( written by Sanger's
wife, Margaret, "The Woman ftebel,"
a group of New York men and wom
en, composed of teachers, writers,
doctors, have rallied to tne defense of
the Sangers and have just formed
themselves into the Birth Control
league.
The purpose of this organization,
according to its members, is "to cre
ate an intelligent public demand for
the repeal of all laws-prohibiting the
giving out of information concerning
methods of birth-control. And the
league plans to distribute1 such, in
formation after it has become legal
to do so. . '
In this respect, it differs from Mrs.'
Sanger, a trained nurse, whose work
brought her in contact with the suf-
ferings of poor mothers of too many
children and who desolved to defy the
law, which she maintains is a dead
leer for the rich, by distributing a
leaflet on family limitation to all who'
asked for it She distributed more
than 100,000 of these pamphlets be
fore her arrest, it is said, and being'
released without bail, fled to Europe,
where she is now.
After her flight an agent of An
thony Comstock, who had prosecuted
hert called at the home of William
Sanger, architect, who had nothing
td do with his wife's propaganda, 'per
suaded the young man to go through

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