A Life of Controversy

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Margaret Sanger in 1917.

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Margaret Sanger in 1917.

With uncanny timing, Jean H. Baker's new biography of Margaret Sanger is hitting the shelves as Sanger is in the news—once again. This time it was Herman Cain, the Republican presidential hopeful, who invoked the ever-controversial, though long-dead, birth-control pioneer. In a recent Face the Nation television interview, Cain charged that Planned Parenthood had established 75 percent of its clinics in black communities as a means to prevent the birth of black