Birth Control (film)

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Birth Control
Produced by Margaret Sanger
Written by Margaret Sanger
Starring Margaret Sanger
Release date(s) April 1917

Birth Control (also known as The New World) is a 1917 film produced by and starring Margaret Sanger and describing her family planning work. It was the first film banned under the 1915 ruling of the United States Supreme Court in Mutual Film Corporation v. Industrial Commission of Ohio,[1] which held that the exhibition of films did not constitute free speech.

The banning of Birth Control was upheld by the New York Court of Appeals on the grounds that a film on family planning may be censored "in the interest of morality, decency, and public safety and welfare."

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