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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

 

Moreover, Japan, with a rather high birth-rate, has the same death-rate 

as Spain; and Chile, with a still higher birth-rate, has a higher death 

rate than Russia. So, we see, that among human peoples we find the same 

laws prevailing as among animals, and the higher nations of the world 

differ from those which are less highly evolved precisely as the 

elephant differs from the herring, though within a narrower range, that 

is to say, BY PRODUCING FEWER OFFSPRING AND TAKING BETTER CARE OF THEM. 

 

So, when we get to the root of the matter, the whole question of "Does 

Birth Control tend toward Race Suicide?" becomes clear, and we are able 

to answer, positively, "It certainly does not; on the contrary it tends 

toward Race Progress and Race Betterment." We see that there is really 

no standing ground in any country for the panic-monger who bemoans the 

fall of the birth-rate, and storms against small families. The falling 

birth-rate is a world-wide phenomenon in all countries that are striving 

toward a higher civilization along lines which Nature laid down from the 

beginning. We cannot stop it if we would, and if we could we should be 

merely impeding civilization. It is a movement which rights itself and 

tends to reach a just balance. 

 

Instead of trying to raise the birth-rate by offering a bonus on babies 

as has been proposed in some quarters, it would be saner and better 

calculated for the betterment of the race to offer a bonus upon young 

men and women who attained maturity with a definite high standard of 

physical and mental development. As a writer on the subject has well 

said: "But we need not therefore fold our hands and do nothing. There is 

much still to be effected for the protection of motherhood and the 

better care of children. We cannot, and should not, attempt to increase 

the number of children born; there is still far more misery in having 

too many babies than in having too few; a bonus on babies would be a 

misfortune, alike for the parents and the State. BUT WE MAY WELL WORK 

FOR THE BETTER QUALITY OF BABIES. There we should be on very safe 

ground. More knowledge is necessary so that all would-be parents may 

know how they may best become parents, and how they may, if necessary, 

best avoid it. Procreation by the unfit should be, if not prohibited by 

law, at all events so discouraged by public opinion that to attempt it 

would be considered disgraceful. Much greater public provision is 

necessary for the care of mothers during the months before, as well as 

in the period after, the child's birth. Along such lines as these we may 


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