The Birth-Control Debate

O'Neill, J. M.
December 1944
New Republic;12/11/44, Vol. 111 Issue 24, p788
Focuses on the debate over birth control in the U.S. Criticism of the assumption that people who are disturbed by a low birth rate should be in favor of laws prohibiting doctors from giving information on birth control; Argument that the Catholics would never endorse birth control laws; Concern over the problem of a declining birth rate among economically well-off people; Suggestion that more women believe that parenthood should be voluntary and planned; Failure on the part of J.H.J. Upham, president of the Planned Parenthood Federation, to distinguish between the rhythm birth control method and contraception.


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