Quotation by Crystal Eastman

I don't believe there is one woman within the confines of this state who does not believe in birth control. I never met one. That is, I never met one who thought that she should be kept in ignorance of contraceptive methods. Many I have met who valued the knowledge they possessed, but thought there were certain other classes who would be better kept in ignorance. The old would protect the young. The rich would keep the poor in ignorance. The good would keep their knowledge from the bad, the strong from the weak.
Crystal Eastman (1881–1928), U.S. author and political activist. On Women and Revolution, part 1 (1978).

From an article originally published in Birth Control Review (January 1918). To dispense information about birth control was then illegal.
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