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LESSON-1-2
LESSON-3
LESSON-4.1
LESSON-4.2
LESSON-5.1
LESSON-5.2
LESSON-6.1
LESSON-6.2
LESSON-7.1
LESSON-7.2
LESSON-7.3
LESSON-8
LESSON-9
LESSON-10.1
LESSON-10.2
LESSON-11
LESSON-12
LESSON-13.1
LESSON-13.2
LESSON-14
LESSON-15.1
LESSON-15.2
Contraception
The Sex Life of the Gods. Michael Knerr. CHAPTER-1
CHAPTER-2-3
CHAPTER-4
CHAPTER-5-6
CHAPTER-7-8
CHAPTER-9-10
CHAPTER-11-12
CHAPTER-13-14
CHAPTER-15-16
CHAPTER-17-18-19

a glance that the essence and meaning of abortion consists in the 

destruction of the human embryo which has resulted from conception. The 

embryo human child must already exist in its elemental form, before it 

can be destroyed by abortion. Therefore, if no such embryo form exists, 

it cannot be destroyed, and therefore there can be no abortion in such a 

case. And, it may positively be stated, no true advocate of Birth 

Control can possibly justify, much less advocate, the destruction of the 

human embryo or foetus, which act constitutes abortion. The difference 

between true Birth Control teachings and methods, and that of the 

advocates of abortion, is as great as the difference between the two 

poles. Instead of the two being identical or similar, they are 

diametrically opposed one to the other--they are logical "opposites," 

each the antithesis of the other. 

 

Even in those forms or phases of the Birth Control propaganda in which 

the use of "contraceptives," or "preventatives" is considered justified 

in certain cases--and these forms and phases are far from being the most 

important, as all students of the subject know--even in these 

exceptional forms and phases of the general subject the idea of abortion 

is combatted, and never justified or encouraged. A "contraceptive" 

agency merely tends to prevent or obviate undesirable conception; it 

never acts to destroy the result of previous and accomplished 

conception. A "contraceptive" merely prevents the union of the male and 

female elements of reproduction, and consequently the process from which 

evolves the foetus or embryo. A leading medical authority has said 

regarding this distinction: "In inducing abortion, one destroys 

something already formed--a foetus or an embryo, a fertilized ovum, a 

potential human being. In prevention, however, one merely prevents 

chemically or mechanically the spermatozoa from coming in contact with 

the ovum. There is no greater sin or crime in this than there is in 

simple abstinence, in refraining from sexual intercourse." 

 

What then must we say when we consider the higher and more advanced 

forms and phases of Birth Control, those phases and forms which may be 

said to be mental or emotional "contraceptives," rather than physical? 

Surely these cannot be considered as identical with or similar to 

abortion. And when we consider those phases and forms of Birth Control 

which are concerned with Pre-Natal Culture--the culture of the child 

before its birth--can one, even though he be intensely prejudiced 

against Birth Control, assert that there is to be found here anything 


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