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This Week in History: A fact for October

Fania Mindell

Fania Mindell arrested for distributing birth control material.

October 26, 1916

Fania Mindell, Margaret Sanger, and Ethel Byrne opened the first birth control clinic in the United States in Brooklyn in 1916.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "This Week in History: A fact for October." (Viewed on March 6, 2015) <http://jwa.org/thisweek/oct/random>.

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