Her ideas on "family limitation" were inspired by her friend Emma Goldman and Voltairine de Cleyre.
In America, famed land of "free speech," Sanger, Goldman, Reitman and other advocates of reproductive rights were hounded by cops and the judicial system. In England Guy Aldred and his partner Rose Witcop published a popular edition of Sangerʼs Family Limitation and were prosecuted for obscenity.
Margaret Sanger participated in the Patterson Textile Strike of 1913 which she wrote about in Hippolyte Havelʼs "Revolutionary Almanac." She was also a contributor to Havelʼs "Revolt", Emma Goldmanʼs "Mother Earth", Alexander Berkmanʼs "The Blast" and "The Modern School" magazine.