The Nation: What is Morality?

Since American taxpayers contribute millions annually for the dissemination of birth control devices and education abroad, it seems at best inconsistent that William Baird, a population-control advocate from Valley Stream, N.Y., has been arrested seven times "and jailed a total of 42 days in four states for preaching what the Government says should be practiced. In the latest episode, Baird was lecturing one evening in Huntington, N.Y. On a bulletin board he displayed two diaphragms, an intrauterine coil and other contraceptive devices.

Tipped off, they say, by a phone call, plainclothes Huntington police...

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