In 1916, British author H.G. Wells wrote a letter to President Woodrow Wilson protesting the federal indictment of birth control activist Margaret Sanger (1879-1966), who had been accused of violating postal obscenity laws with her pro-contraception publication THE WOMAN REBEL. At the time, Wells was merely an admirer of Sanger’s socialist views (which he shared). A few years later, however, the two met and became lovers. They remained close for the rest of their lives.
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