Religion: Protestant Babies

The ambiguous nature of modern Protestant thought was well illustrated last week in a pronouncement from the Federal Council of Churches on the subject of having babies. In a statement called "Religion and the Birthrate" the Federal Council plumped cautiously for planned parenthood, sought more babies and yet fewer. The crux of it:

> "The carrying on of every good cause [makes] it necessary that people of good health, mental and physical, and of good principles should have their full quota of children. Otherwise the irresponsible who propagate recklessly and give little thought to the nurture of their offspring will be...

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