Religion: Opportunity for Spinsters?

Britain's most outspoken Methodist leader, Donald Soper, never a man to put aside the burning word, last week hotted up his country's current hassle over artificial insemination (TIME, Jan. 27). The Archbishop of Canterbury had condemned the use of extramarital donors as a sin; not necessarily so, said Nonconformist Soper. "It's no good the church wanting to make it a sin or a crime; it is another piece of mechanism science has put in our hands to use wisely. I do not consider it sinful to give certain spinsters . . . artificial insemination so that they do not lose the...

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