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1942- Planned Parenthood Is Born

PrescottBushPrescott Bush becomes involved with the American Birth Control League founded by Elite Eugenist Margaret Sanger in 1921. Margaret, a heavy promoter of Eugenics believed that in order to advance eugenics, African Americans, Hispanics, Jews and the lower class needed to be sterilized to prevent them from breeding and tainting the gene pool.

The organization promoted the founding of birth control clinics and encouraged women to control their own fertility.[1] In 1942, the league became the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.[1]

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