Medicine: Planned Fertility

The Roman Catholic Church has always deplored the family with too few children or none. Birth-controllers used to worry only about families with too many children. But that was three decades or so ago, when Margaret Sanger began her crusading. Last week the Planned Parenthood Federation (it used to be called the Birth Control League) actually made a deep bow to a Roman Catholic.

For his research into the causes & cures of sterility, the P.P.F. gave one of two* Lasker Foundation awards to urbane, white-haired Dr. John Rock—the first Roman Catholic doctor to be so honored. Dr. Rock, 57, has studied...

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