Los Angeles Birth Control… eventually peter out?(BP)

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Los Angeles Birth Control League

We know that Percival  Gerson-a friend and sympathiser of EG, was instrumental in organising this group from April/May 1917. The group appeared to have come about as a reaction to the force feeding of Ethel Byrne in early 1917 (Byrne was , of course, Margaret Sanger's sister). Over two thousand  people attended a protest meeting and a committee of physicians chaired by Gerson was created. It's purpose was to work with the Los Angeles Birth Control League to challenge the state law prohibiting the dissemination of birth control information.

What happened after this initial enthusiasm? Did the League eventually peter out?(BP)