About Angela Franks

Angela Franks is the Director of Theology Programs for the Theological Institute for the New Evangelization (TINE) at Saint John’s Seminary in Boston. She has a doctorate in systematic theology at Boston College and an M.A. in philosophy from the Catholic University of America. She has authored Margaret Sanger's Eugenic Legacy: The Control of Female Fertility (McFarland, 2005) and a chapter on contraception in Women, Sex, and the Church ( Pauline Books and Media, 2010).

by on November 26th, 2017

What Harvey Weinstein is accused of is wrong not only because the victims did not consent but also and more importantly because of what he chose. Sex expresses self-gift, which is why it is such a violation when something that should only be a free gift is stolen by force.

by on January 8th, 2015

Jonathan Eig’s new book tells the story of the invention and popularization of the contraceptive pill. A pleasant, biographically-inflected history, the book repeats standard post-sexual revolution rhetoric, untroubled by too much complexity.

by on January 4th, 2012

A new biography of Margaret Sanger fails to confront the Planned Parenthood founder’s ideological commitment to eugenics and population control.