“Enthusiastic agitators: Jewish women on birth control” by Leah Berkenwald

Reference: Jewish Women's Archive

February 22, 2012

I’m not the first one to point out how outrageous it is that in 2012, birth control is a controversial political issue. In these trying times, it helps to look back to the Jewish women who have come before us–and already fought this war for us–for outrage, guidance, and inspiration.

Below are some thoughts from Jewish women on contraception, taken from the handy book, The Quotable Jewish Woman, edited and compiled by Elaine Bernstein Partnow.

  • “No, it is not because woman is lacking in responsibility, but because she has too much of the latter that she demands to know how to prevent conception.” ~ Emma GoldmanMother Earth, 1916

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