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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

practice some form of Birth Control, or else commit the crime of 

abortion. All physicians, particularly those who practice in the large 

cities, are fully informed as to the appalling facts concerning the 

prevalence of abortion among the women of the "respectable" classes, and 

are likewise fully informed as to the terrible consequences so 

frequently arising from this criminal course. 

 

The question, then, to many intelligent persons is not so much that of 

"Should contraception be employed in order to avoid excessively large 

families?" as that of "Should not contraception be employed to obviate 

the crime of abortion with its terrible train of consequences?" And the 

Birth Control propaganda which is so vigorously underway in all 

civilized countries may be stated to be designed for the following 

purposes: (1) to replace abortion, and other harmful methods of 

restricting the size of families, with rational and scientific methods 

of contraception; and (2) to supply to married persons the best 

scientific knowledge concerning the regulation of the size of families, 

and the methods of producing the best kind of children, under the best 

conditions, and at the times best adapted for their proper care and 

well-being. These advocates of the Betterment of the Race face the facts 

of human nature and married life fearlessly, instead of trying to cover 

them over with pretty words and sentimental generalities. They take 

"things as they are," and not as certain persons insist that "they 

should be"--they live in a world of facts and try to better things as 

they find them, instead of trying to live in a fool's paradise and 

contenting themselves with denying the existence of the facts which they 

consider "ugly." 

 

Dr. William J. Robinson, one of the leading American workers in the 

field of Birth Control, ably presents the main contention of the Birth 

Control advocates as follows: 

 

"We believe that under any conditions, and particularly under our 

present economic conditions, human beings should be able to control the 

number of our offspring. THEY SHOULD BE ABLE TO DECIDE HOW MANY CHILDREN 

THEY WANT TO HAVE, AND WHEN THEY WANT TO HAVE THEM. And to accomplish 

this result we demand that the knowledge of controlling the number of 

offspring, in other and plainer words, the knowledge of preventing 

undesirable conception, should not be considered criminal knowledge, 

that its dissemination should not be considered a criminal offense 

punishable by hard labor in Federal prisons, but that it should be 

considered knowledge useful and necessary to the welfare of the race and 


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