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Medical Association finally accepted
birth control as a public health measure officially. This made the movement “respectable,”
except, as I've said, in Massachusetts and Connecticut. However, it didn't make it
universally accepted or universally used, and the people who most need it, like women on
relief, are still having a hard time getting it in a city like Chicago and in New York,
I'm sure, where we've had a fight in the last four years about it. And I'm sure this is
true everywhere, that Catholic doctors and ignorance prevent people most in need of help
from getting it.
Then the stamp of approval from the AMA was only the first step.
It was, I suppose, a little like Congress authorizing an idea but never actually
appropriating the money.
In Connecticut and Massachusetts, legally the information is denied to women, even to
those who will die if they don't get it, now, as of today.
Why does this linger on in those two states?
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