I hold a strong belief with feminist movements, especially towards planned parenthood. I support social equality, and strongly oppose social hierarchy. America needs to be more open in the discussion of sexuality. I believe that by liberating women from the risk of unwanted pregnancy, fundamental changes would finally be able to take place. I improved American life by aiding in the fight for contraceptives. To do so, I first joined the Women’s Committee of the New York Socialist party, and aided in labor actions such as the 1912 Lawrence textile strike and the 1913 Paterson silk strike. Then, from 1911-1912, I wrote a two series column titled “What Every Mother Should Know”, that was published in the New York Call and later published as its own book in 1916. In this book I talked about sexuality and explained the different ‘taboo’ components. After witnessing the death of a young lady who had endured a self-induced abortion, I launched an eight-page l newsletter which promoted contraception, called The Woman Rebel. My works were written to provoke the anti-obscenity laws that banned dissemination of information about contraception – something I strongly disagreed with since it tried to silence my voice. In response to their attempts to silence my monthly newsletter, I wrote a 16-page pamphlet where I described in detail the precise methods of contraception. I was extremely successful in promoting reforms related to birth control and discrimination. In 1916, I opened the first birth control clinic in the United States. I was arrested, but eventually won in court in 1918 when a judge ruled that doctors were allowed to prescribe birth controls for medical reasons. In 1923, I helped established the Clinical Research Bureau, the first legal birth control clinic in the US. The clinic had a staff made up of mostly women doctors and workers. At the same time, between 1920 and 1926, about 567,000 copies of my books, Woman and the New Race, and The Pivot of Civilization, were sold. I used my two autobiographies written in 1931 and 1928 to promote my cause and inspire hope. In 1948, I helped found the International Committee on Planned Parenthood (later renamed Planned Parenthood Federation in 1952) which became the world’s largest international women’s health and birth control organization. In 1960, I helped develop the first oral contraceptive, Enovid, which was approved by the Food and Drug Administration. This was a huge improvement in the fight for women’s rights. In 1965, a year before my death, I witnessed the Supreme Court legalize birth control in the United States. I also helped with discrimination in the workplace, by opening a clinic staffed with black doctors, nurses, clergy, journalists and social workers in 1930. I traveled to China, Korea, Japan, and Northern Europe. After witnessing the dangerous methods of abortion and the treatment of unwanted children, I helped establish a family planning clinic in Shanghai. Fun fact, Wonder Woman was based off of my actions and involvement within the movement. I am very zealous in my work for the improvement of planned parenthood for the entire world. In 1914, I was indicted for violating postal laws by trying to send my book through the postal system! I had to flee to England, which was a huge change. In 1918 I was arrested with my companion, with a bail of $500, before being released. After this, I was arrested again under the presumption of breaking a state law that prohibited the distribution of contraceptives. I was willing to go to jail, and even flee my home country for the sake of the growing movement. My legacy lives on in the remembrance of who I was, and what I fought for. In 2018, clinics are made available to everyone in the United States. After my death, I was mentioned many times in biographies and films, including the movie Choices of the Heart: The Margaret Sanger Story. A residential building on the Stony Brook University campus and Margaret Sanger Square in New York City’s Noho area. In 1993 the United States National Park Service designated the Margaret Sanger Clinic as a National Historic Landmark! After my death in 1966, the movement and Planned Parenthood began issuing awards in my name. Martin Luther King Jr. was one of the many people to gladly accept my award. My speech Children’s Era, first spoken in 1925, has been listed as #81 in America’s Rhetoric Top 100 Speeches of the 20th century. The most important legacy though was my nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize.