The article by Margaret Sanger was very interesting to read because it showed the power of birth control and how essential it is to women's liberation. I believe that her article does indeed link birth control and eugenics in a rather interesting way. She clearly advocates for the availability of birth control for women, and for men to share in the responsibility of considering birth control. I do not believe for a moment that Sanger's intention with this article was to communicate a selective breeding protocol by advocating birth control. Rather, she looks to birth control as a method to improve the quality of life for all women who choose it. Sanger clearly states "Even as no one can share the suffering of the over burdened mother, so no one can do this work for her. Others may help, but she and she alone can free herself". Being a mother takes enormous amount of energy and this energy has to come from some place. Sanger is advocating for the use of birth control to enable sexual freedom as well as the freedom to choose whether or not a woman puts her energy into being a mother. The consequences being that women who are not able to manage having a child, or do not whish to have a child may keep their choice and still be sexually free.
Sanger puts a strong emphasis on men to join in the responsibility of birth control and the decision to have a family. I believe that this is in direct response to the preconceived notion that women must bear the role of the family caretaker. This is not a negative role for women to fill, but women must have the choice of this lifestyle. If women are continually forced to play the role of family caretaker and creator without option, then they are being subjugated. The true dangers of viewing this article as promotion for eugenics are rather simple. First it would indicate that Sanger is promoting class segregation, and secondly it could be viewed as a minority suppressor. This does not seem to be the intention of Sanger within her article. I believe that she is advocating positive ideologies by providing women and subsequently men with sexual choice and freedom. "Woman must have her freedom- the fundamental freedom of choosing whether or not she shall be a mother and how many children she will have".