Planned Parenthood

Upper Hudson

Controversy and Courage

mary2.gifControversy and Courage lays out in dramatic detail one community's struggle to enable women to control their own childbearing. From the Depression years in Albany, New York, when the poor had no access to birth control, up through the advent of the Pill and the sexual revolution, to the current battles over abortion, the family planning movement has never been free of religious and political controversy.


The history of Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood is a microcosm of the national experience of family planning clinics, but it is also a uniquely local story with its own heroines and heroes, its own legal battles, its own victories. Controversy and Courage chronicles the eventful and contentious fight for reproductive freedom in Albany for the past 70 years.

Book Sales
Controversy and Courage is available for purchase at a price of $11.95.


To order a copy, please call us at (518) 434-5678 x131. Or send a check or money order made out to UHPP to the address below:

Controversy and Courage 
c/o UHPP
259 Lark Street
Albany, NY 12210

All book sales proceeds benefit the programs and services of Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood.

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