Silent Sister Ethyl Was Just as Influential

Ethyl Byne perhaps suffered for her cause more than most in the battles that took place to bring contraception to women. She was literally dying, while on hunger strike in a jail in Brooklyn, but the world's eye was on her fanous sister Margared Sanger The govenor of New York, at the time, Charles Whitman, in order to prevent her death, issued a pardon to her for her crimes: she committed the crime of distributing obsene materials...namely those containing contraception information.


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