NEW YORK -- "The public officials of this country might as well forget their moss-grown statutes and accept birth control as an established fact. My new national plans makes it as inevitable as night and day," Mrs. Margaret Sanger said Saturday.
Within the last 48 hours she has established semi-secretly in this city, the first birth control clinic in the United States despite the law, a federal indictment and numerous arrests all over the country.
"The police are hunting my clinic today," she went on. "They can't hurt it. It is an oral clinic and the law says nothing about spreading birth control information orally. If they do try to interfere I am legally prepared to carry the fight to the highest tribunal in the land.
"Four more secret clinics will be running in New York within a week. In less than a year there will be clinics in many other large cities. They are organized and ready to open the minute I say the word. The Washington clinic will open within a few days.
"Within two years every man and woman in this country will know how many children they can afford to have. And when they know that I predict that two generations of birth control will wipe out all slums, eliminate the birth of mental defectives, minimize the number of persons in our insane asylums and put a stop to child labor and white slavery."