Medicine: Birth Control in England

A deputation organized by Hon. Mrs. Bertrand Russell's Birth Control Committee conferred with Mr. John Wheatley, Minister of Health for Great Britain. The Committee included representatives of the medical profession, the various organizations favoring birth control, and Mr. H. G. Wells. It urged freedom for maternity centres and public health officials in giving information relative to contraception. In reply the Minister said that a clear distinction must be made between allowing access to knowledge and actually distributing it. He said that public opinion was not so definite as to permit State-aided institutions...

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