Birth Control in the Cabinet: Planned Parenthood in the Archives
As I write in this week’s magazine, Planned Parenthood has a long and tangled and controversial history. It stretches back nearly a century. Its history can’t be Googled. Reporters have had to scramble to try to figure out what Cain and other critics of Planned Parenthood’s past are talking about because, although there are several terrific histories of the birth-control movement and biographies of some of its leaders, the history of Planned Parenthood hasn’t been written yet: it’s in the archives.
- Jill Lepore on Planned Parenthood: http://nyr.kr/tSEWtz