Medicine: Birth Control in Chicago

Circuit Judge Fisher, of Chicago, threw a bomb among the numerous sturdy opponents of birth control in that city (who include Health Commissioner Herman N. Bundesen, M. D.), when he granted a mandamus petition to compel the city to issue a license for the proposed birth control clinic, theme of great agitation. Judge Fisher's decision contained these words: " I am loath to subscribe to the proposition that knowledge of birth preventive methods would materially lessen morality. If true, it would be sad to contemplate the weakness of our moral sense." The city...

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