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@CNNSotu Oddly, you discuss #eugenics in America in the 1920s, but you never mention #MargaretSanger, the founder of @PPFA, and her approval of #GermanEugenicSterilzation, #KKK, and other efforts to eliminate the production of offspring by the #unfit.
I say, "oddly" with respect to your omission because Sanger's love affair with #eugenics ran so deeply through her activism that it constituted a part of the masthead of her "Birth Control Review."
Sanger didn't pull punches about the intended use of #eugenic #sterilization:

"There is only one reply to a request for a higher birthrate among the intelligent, and that is to ask the government to first take off the burdens of the insane and the feeble-minded from your backs."
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Some observations from my #pregnancy so far (personal and not true for all). A never ending thread: 1) Your mother always seems to remember a “magical” pregnancy until you are definitely pregnant and then suddenly her memory serves up all the drama, hormones and heartburn.
2) Even though doctors nowadays seem to know a lot, there is still a surprising amount that they don’t. So if something is not as expected they will cross things off the list and at the end your options are A) the kid’s fine, B) the kid has alien DNA and MIB is coming.
3) Different countries have wildly different rules about pregnancy. In Greece sex is “not recommended” until the 16th week, in the UK they encourage exercise... 😂😂😂
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And you call yourself a feminist.

Please take a minute and ask yourself why you don’t seem to have room in your feminism for ppl who need more than one abortion (and who aren’t ashamed). There are all kinds of reasons ppl might need >1 abortion (I feel a thread coming on).
Ppl who can get #pregnant can spend >35 years of reproductive life trying not to get pregnant. If typical use failure rates for #contraceptive methods like the pill or patch are ~9%, you’re almost inevitably going to have at least one failure in a lifetime.
Even if ppl have an average # of children, that’s still 30+ years of needing reliable #birthcontrol to avoid pregnancy.
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