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cause. I knew there were
many other more easy and more popular causes to become associated with, but it seemed to
me that this one was more fundamental than any others, especially if one could make
sufficient progress to bring aid to people all over the world so that children would be
born by choice and not by chance. In the long run, it would diminish the possibilities of
wars between peoples. There seemed to be deep psychological reasons for resentment among
children who were born unwanted or were born bastards, as, for instance, Hitler, and these
feelings often provide resentment and anger that help to get war started.
Working with the Planned Parenthood Federation at this time was my first experience with
working intensively with a voluntary health organization. It was extremely frustrating and
difficult. Not only was the cause difficult to talk to people about for the most part, but
the people interested in it were not used to organization or to thinking on any large
scale about fund raising or of action of any kind. They were really very well-motivated
people but without many skills for action.
What were they largely, social workers?
Well, some of them were social workers and some of them were rich women who weren't used
to getting anything big done and whose husbands were used to action but their husbands
didnot help them with this.
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