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LESSON-5.1
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LESSON-15.1
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Contraception
The Sex Life of the Gods. Michael Knerr. CHAPTER-1
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CHAPTER-4
CHAPTER-5-6
CHAPTER-7-8
CHAPTER-9-10
CHAPTER-11-12
CHAPTER-13-14
CHAPTER-15-16
CHAPTER-17-18-19

LESSON XIV 

 

RACE SUICIDE 

 

 

A favorite argument of certain opponents of scientific Birth Control is 

that such teachings and modes of conduct tend toward Race Suicide, and 

the consequent weakening and final destruction of the human race by 

means of "bleeding it white" by draining from it its normal supply of 

children. Those who hold this view argue that if Birth Control methods 

become popular, and sanctioned by the law and public opinion, then the 

race will eventually die out and disappear from the face of the earth. 

Some vary the argument by insisting that those nations favoring Birth 

Control would suffer decline and gradual extinction at the hands of 

other nations opposed to scientific methods of regulating the number and 

frequency of offspring. This is a serious charge against Birth Control, 

which if proved would probably serve to array all right-thinking persons 

against it. 

 

But the advocates of Birth Control seriously and positively controvert 

and deny the validity and truth of this argument. On the contrary they 

claim that scientific Birth Control would not only keep up the 

population of all countries, or any country, to a normal standard 

proportionate to its ability to sustain properly such population, but 

will also act to render that population stronger and better, physically, 

mentally and morally, and far more efficient in every way owing to 

improved quality of the stock. The first requisite is met by THE 

REDUCTION OF THE DEATH RATE to meet the decreasing birth-rate; and the 

second requisite is met by the improvement of the stock by proper 

rearing and training made possible by the decreased size of the average 

family. BIRTH CONTROL SERVES TO ELIMINATE THE WASTE CAUSED BY EXCESSIVE 

INFANT MORTALITY, and to thus fully counterbalance the decreased birth 

rate. 

 

The advocates of Birth Control assert that the natural instinct of 

parenthood, the love of children, and the desire for offspring and the 

perpetuation of the family name and stock, are too firmly rooted and 

grounded in human nature to be seriously affected by such knowledge and 

practice on the part of the race. They point to the fact that in many 

families in which intelligent modes of Birth Control are favored, and in 

which the size of the family has been limited to a few children, the 

children are, as a rule, better cared for and provided for, better 

reared and better educated, than in the case of families in which 

children are brought into the world without thought or reason, and 

without the possibility of proper care and rearing. Birth Control, say 


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