June 5, 2012

Debate On Birth Control: First Speech

12 Dec 1920.
Published speech. Source: Debate Between Margaret Sanger, Negative and Winter Russell, AffirmativeNew York, Sept. 19, 1921, 9-18 , MSM S76:0923 .

Sanger debated New York lawyer John Winter Russell under the auspices of the Fine Arts Guild at the Parkview Palace in New York City. The debate, chaired by Dr. S. Adolphus Knopf, had as its subject: "Resolved: That the spreading of birth control knowledge is injurious to the welfare of humanity." Knopf's introduction and Russell's three speeches have not been included. Below is Sanger's first speech, in response to Russell. For her second speech see "Second Speech."