Margaret Sanger fought for social justice eventually channeling her energy to one singular cause: legalizing contraception. It was a battle that would pit her against patriarchal lawmakers, send her to prison, and ultimately change the lives of women around the world. From opening the first illegal birth control clinic in America in 1916 through the founding of Planned Parenthood to the arrival of the pill in the 1960s, Margaret Sanger sacrificed much for sexual equality and freedom. This richly imagined portrait of a larger-than-life woman is at once sympathetic to her suffering and unsparing of her faults. Deeply insightful, Terrible Virtue is Margaret Sanger's story as she herself might have told it.
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"Narrator Kate Udall does a fine job channeling Margaret Sanger's ferocity in this intriguing novel about the pioneering American advocate for birth control. Born in 1879, Sanger grew up during the heyday of the Comstock Act, which criminalized contraceptives in the U.S. One of 11 children, she saw her mother die after 18 pregnancies and became determined to end the potential death sentence of having too many children or turning to back-alley abortions. It's a rousing story that Udall voices well. A bit more inflection and variable pacing might have made Sanger easier to spend time with. However, the American reformer had a take-no-prisoners personality, which Udall articulates beautifully in this interesting and worthwhile reading. A.C.S. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"
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