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Voluntary Parenthood League In 1918 Mary Ware Dennett and others formed the Voluntary Parenthood League (VPL) out of the National Birth Control League, formerly headed by Margaret Sanger. The main goal of the new group was the abolition of law... In 1918 Mary Ware Dennett and others formed the Voluntary Parenthood League (VPL) out of the National Birth Control League, formerly headed by Margaret Sanger. The main goal of the new group was the abolition of laws restricting access to birth control. Dennett left the League in 1925 when members voted to support Sanger’s effort to legalize birth control by giving doctors control of the distribution of contraception. Show more Show less 1918 1