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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

abortion, under the surface of society--a criminal practice which ever 

flourishes where Birth Control is neglected. 

 

But today, a new movement is perceptible in America. It would seem that, 

almost in a flash, America has awakened to the true significance of the 

issue. With that direct vision of hers, that swift practicality of 

action, and above all, that sense of the democratic nature of all social 

progress, we see her resolutely beginning to face this great problem. In 

her vigorous tongue she is demanding "What is all this secrecy about, 

anyway? Let us turn on the Light!" And the best authorities agree that 

America's answer to the demand will be of the greatest importance, and 

of immense significance to the whole world. 

 

In concluding this portion of our discussion, I ask my readers to 

consider the following quotations from writers who have touched upon the 

question of the stimulation of the birth-rate by the State, for the 

purpose of military policy. These quotations speak for themselves, and 

need but little comment. 

 

The first authority, a German, whose name has escaped me for the moment, 

laments the falling birth-rate in his country, and urges his own nation 

to stimulate it by offering bounties; he says: "Woe to us if we follow 

the example of the wicked and degenerate people of other nations. Our 

nation needs men. We have to populate the earth, and to carry the 

blessings of our Kultur all over the world. In executing that high 

mission we cannot have too much human material in defending ourselves 

against the aggression of other nations who are jealous of us and our 

achievements and progress. Let us promote parentage by law; let us 

repress by law every influence which may encourage a falling birth-rate; 

otherwise there is nothing left us but speedy national disaster, 

complete and irremediable." 

 

Havelock Ellis, an Englishman, says: "In Germany for years past it has 

been difficult to take up a serious periodical without finding some 

anxiously statistical article about the falling birth-rate, and some 

wild recommendations for its arrest. For it is the militaristic German 

who of all Europeans is most worried by this fall; indeed Germans often 

even refuse to recognize it. Thus today we find Professor Gruber 

declaring that if the population of the German Empire continues to grow 

at the rate of the first five years of the present century, it will have 

reached 250,000,000 at the end of the century. By such a vast increase 

in population, the Professor complacently concludes, 'Germany will be 


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