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Planned Parenthood Federation was entertaining in honor of the television guests
immediately afterwards. Somehow or another they were asked not to mention it, and the
subject was overlooked.
But now we can have a television program such as the one that was repeated last
The one which won the Lasker Award for medical journalism, “Birth Control in New York.”
Margaret Sanger was very important in her advocacy of planned parenthood and went several
times to Japan in the '50s and had a real influence on the Japanese Government's attitude
on the advocacy of birth control methods, although what she advocated and what they did
are not the same.
But there, there was a receptiveness, wasn't there?
Yes, and there was no opposition from any church.
Just before Christmas, for instance, in 1953, I asked Lady Rama Rau and Mrs. Sanger for
luncheon and gave them Christmas checks of $1,000 for their work. Margaret was going to
use it to help a conference in Japan. Lady Rama Rau's Family Planning Association in
Bombay had a budget at this time of only $6,000 a year; although she pointed out that one
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