Religion: Birth & Death

On both sides of the Atlantic, D.D.s and M.D.s last week took strong positions on matters of life and death.

¶ In New Haven, Conn., three Protestant clergymen filed a suit in Superior Court to contest the constitutionality of Connecticut's 79-year-old law forbidding the spread of birth control information. The law, originally coupled with a ban on the sale, distribution or printing of obscene literature, has been under attack for years by physicians and their patients, but is regularly kept in force by the state senate, strongly supported by the large urban concentrations of Roman Catholic constituents. The New Haven ministers...

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