I want to reply to the comments that mention Margaret Sanger. I wholly agree that she should have gotten more air time; I actually thought that was my personal response when I was watching it because I'm especially interested in the subject and teach gender studies.
She's a complex person, and it's important to read more than one work of hers. If you read her autobiography, you will see the intensity with which she empathizes with the plight of the women who are sick and *dying* from spending their reproductive years pregnant (she was a nurse who frequently made house calls to women on the lower east side in NYC). They beg her for information, for help, so they can stop becoming pregnant. Providing information about birth control was illegal. They thought upper classes had information that they did not. She felt deeply and wrote about about individual women with enormous compassion and depth.
On the other hand, she wrote in Woman and the New Race that, disproportionately, it was uneducated women from lower classes who were having the most children, and she felt this was a negative thing. Part of the problem, too, is the word "race" in the title, which she meant to improve the lives/circumstances of women, not to create a superior race of people.
Her feelings about abortion, by the way, are on par with infanticide. She constantly writes of the two together. Since there was no widespread use of birth control, she wrongly assumed that if there were, there would be no need to "resort to abortion and infanticide."
She's a tough nut to crack. She's taken an enormous amount of heat for what people most commonly believe are her beliefs about eugenics - those written about in the first review. But, she's really more complex, and I can't recommend enough her autobiography, in particular, to get a broader sense of her - especially her empathy, humanity, and love of woman. She truly wanted women to be able to choose not to become pregnant, and she felt that providing information would benefit each of us as individuals. She cared about women, and her efforts gave us access to life-saving *information* ... then, ultimately, birth control itself.
Clearly, this documentary missed the boat on Sanger.