My Fight for Birth Control
Farrar & Rinehart
On Murray Hill . . . New York
Not Without Honor.
There seems little doubt that twenty years hence Margaret Sanger will be regarded much as the world now holds Frances Willard, Florence Nightingale, Clara Barton, and other great reformers and leaders of women’s thought. Today, of course, Mrs. Sanger is only a radical, and fit subject for deportation.
Mrs. Sanger has just completed a book, “My Fight for Birth Control,” and everywhere it is being hailed by thinking critics as one of the truly significant works of the century, certainly a contribution which traces the growth of one of the new eras of thought as clearly, concisely and unostentatiously as any tome of its kind.
The police, the Church, the eternal blather about motherhood and the inherent rights of man have all been invoked in an effort to gag Mrs. Sanger. But all of them have been unequal to the task of silencing a woman who is convinced of the soundness, the human value, and the unselfishness of her cause.
Probably while she lives Mrs. Sanger will not live to see her theories universally accepted. But she can take comfort in the fact that she has spread a doctrine which is rapidly gaining favor, which, if accepted in its entirety, will do more for the health and prosperity of the nation than any other single measure.
Her courage and brilliance must be admired even if her pleadings are in some quarters unpopular. Tempering her tenacity with a keen sense of humor and sympathy, Margaret Sanger need never worry about having carved her niche in some future hall of fame.
– The Record, Hackensack, New Jersey, 29 Sep 1931