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November 30, 1900

“I am opposed to heart attacks and cancer and strokes the way I am opposed to sin.” Mary Lasker

Mary Lasker American Activist was born.

She worked with the Birth Control Federation of America in 1939 (which was renamed Planned Parenthood in 1942) lobbied for federal funding for the National Cancer Institute and the National Heart Institute.

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