In Conversation With: Margaret Crane
Meet Margaret Crane: The “silent” revolutionary.
She invented the first home pregnancy kit that allows women to quickly know whether they are pregnant or not and seek medical care or an abortion, sold the rights for $1 dollar and continued to work as a publicist.
Today eight out of 10 women learn they are pregnant from a drugstore device. But her name was unknown until 2012, when The New York Times published an article searching for the creator of the first kit.
Women Across Frontiers’ editors, Karina Mirochnik and Sylvia Maier met with her at a cafe in Manhattan and asked her if she realized the sort of revolution she brought to women’s lives.
TOP PHOTO CREDIT: Photo credit: Ernesto Andrade
Can I please meet her?! I am a nursing/biochemistry major in birmingham AL and want to write a book about her.
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Hello! I’m a french freelance journalist and I’m doing a story about Margaret and the Predictor in the form of a comic book for a french magazine. I would love to talk to her, would you mind sharing her email with me too? Many thanks!
Dear Morgane, thank you for your note. Unfortunately, we are not allowed to share her email but please send us your queries to karina@Wafmag.org for more information. Thanks!
I’m a young filmmaker and fascinated by Margaret’s story. I’d love to make a short about this story. Would I be able to send some further queries to you?