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This attitude was revolutionary in the Public Health Service, because heretofore they
acted as if such a policy or such a situation as the need for planned parenthood
didn't exist at all.
It was a bad word.
And a bad word.
I asked him to write me a letter about this policy, which he said he would do. The
letter is a historical document; that is, it's the first time the United States
Public Health Service recognized that there was such a thing as child spacing in
writing, and that any of their funds could be used for it. It's now in the files of
the Planned Parenthood Federation, and it has provided the basis for Planned
Parenthood's drive for child spacing integrated into public health and maternal care
services in every state. Actually, even today not nearly enough is done, but in some
of the Southern states a great deal more was done than would otherwise have been
done, because such state health officers as wanted to felt they could use Public
Health Service money to have internal health or child spacing clinics.
Were you in frequent conversation with Margaret Sanger at this time?
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