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Jill Lepore on birth control, abortion, and American politics

November 7th, 2011

Episode 230 of 447 episodes

This week in the magazine, Jill Lepore writes about the history of Planned Parenthood. Here Lepore talks with Blake Eskin about why Margaret Sanger started the American Birth Control League, why many conservatives supported Planned Parenthood for decades, and how an organization that set out to prevent abortions came to provide them--and found itself in the political crosshairs.

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