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NOTE:  Some of the quotes on this page were submitted to me by visitors, and not all have been verified for original source or wording. I'm working hard to confirm everything, but in the meantime please be aware of the possibility for errors.  —ღ Terri, March 2021

A family of healthy, happy children should be the joy of every pair of married lovers. If, however, the course of "nature" is allowed to run unguided babies come in general too quickly for the parents' resources, and the parents as well as the children consequently suffer. Wise parents therefore guide nature, and control the birth of the desired children so as to space them in the way best adjusted to what health, wealth, and happiness they have to give. ~Marie Carmichael Stopes, Wise Parenthood, 1918

No woman can call herself free who does not own and control her body. No woman can call herself free until she can choose consciously whether she will or will not be a mother. ~Margaret Sanger

Those who in principle oppose birth control are either incapable of arithmetic or else in favor of war, pestilence and famine as permanent features of human life. ~Bertrand Russell

Condoms aren't completely safe. A friend of mine was wearing one and got hit by a bus. ~Bob Rubin

It is now quite lawful for a Catholic woman to avoid pregnancy by a resort to mathematics, though she is still forbidden to resort to physics or chemistry. ~H.L. Mencken, Notebooks, 1956

Contraceptives should be used on every conceivable occasion. ~Spike Milligan, The Last Goon Show of All

I want to tell you a terrific story about oral contraception. I asked this girl to sleep with me and she said "No." ~Woody Allen

We all worry about the population explosion, but we don't worry about it at the right time. ~Arthur Hoppe

We want far better reasons for having children than not knowing how to prevent them. ~Dora Winifred Black Russell

It would be a service to mankind if the pill were available in slot machines and the cigarette were placed on prescription. ~Malcolm Potts, MD

The struggle will be bitter. It may be long. All the methods known to tyranny will be used to force the people back into the darkness from which they are striving to emerge.... Men and women of America.... Raise your voice, strong, clear, fearless, unconditionally pledged to the protection of womanhood, uncompromisingly opposed to those who, to serve their selfish ends, would keep her in ignorance and exploit her finest instincts. ~Margaret Sanger, Frederick A. Blossom, and Elizabeth Stuyvesant, The Birth Control Review: Dedicated to the Principle of Intelligent and Voluntary Motherhood, February 1917

When the history of civilization is written, it will be a biological history and Margaret Sanger will be its heroine. ~H.G. Wells, 1935

It is not economical to go to bed early to save the candles if the result is twins. ~Chinese proverb

A crying baby is the best form of birth control. ~Carole Tabron

The best contraceptive is the word no — repeated frequently. ~Margaret Smith

Woman has always been the chief sufferer under this merciless machinery of the statutory law. Humbly she has borne the weight of man-made laws, surrendering to their tyranny even her right over her own body.... Against the State, against the Church, against the silence of the medical profession, against the whole machinery of dead institutions of the past, the woman of to‑day arises.... If she must break the law to establish her right to voluntary motherhood, then the law shall be broken. ~Margaret Sanger, "Shall We Break This Law?" in The Birth Control Review, February 1917  [Referring to the Comstock Act. —tεᖇᖇ¡·g]

Familiarity breeds contempt — and children. ~Mark Twain

He no play-da-game. He no make-a-da rules! ~Earl Butz, referring to the Pope's stricture against contraception

The best contraceptive is a glass of cold water: not before or after, but instead. ~Author unknown

A birth control pill for men, that's fair. It makes more sense to take the bullets out of the gun than to wear a bulletproof vest. ~Author unknown

It needs to become as easy to get hold of a condom in a poor country as Coca-Cola. ~Clare Short

For birth control, I rely on my personality. ~Milt Abel

My best birth control now is just to leave the lights on. ~Joan Rivers

The only hope for the human race is the conscious elimination of all overcrowded lives before their conception, by planning only to conceive those for whom adequate provision of material necessities and a loving welcome are reasonably to be anticipated. When once the women of all classes have the fear and dread of undesired maternity removed them from, they will be free to put all their strength into creating desired and beautiful children. ~Marie Carmichael Stopes, 1920

What does a mama bear on the pill have in common with the World Series? No cubs. ~Harry Caray  [Strikethrough, 2016. —tεᖇᖇ¡·g]

For most women, including women who want to have children, contraception is not an option; it is a basic health care necessity. ~Louise Slaughter

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