Dr Halliday Sutherland

Tuberculosis pioneer. Best-selling author. Convert to Catholicism. Enemy of eugenics, and eugenicists.

Category Archives: Marie Stopes biography

The Tenets of the C.B.C.

What did Marie Stopes’Society for Constructive Birth Control and Racial Progress stand for? The “Tenets of the C.B.C.” were set out in an appendix in the first edition of Aylmer Maude’s … Continue reading

15 May 2018 · 2 Comments

Babies in the Right Place

“Babies in the Right Place” was the catch cry of Marie Stopes’ Society for Constructive Birth Control (C.B.C.). It sounds innocuous enough, until the eugenic meanings of the logo, an advertisement for the CBC and in Stopes’ own words to the High Court in 1923.

11 March 2018 · 4 Comments

The steady evil

With these words, Dr Marie Stopes explained why she set up the Society for Constructive Birth Control and Racial Progress in 1921 to support her Holloway Mothers’ Clinic. The activities of the … Continue reading

1 March 2018 · Leave a comment

“The Trial of Marie Stopes”

Sunday, February 21, 2016 marked the 93rd Anniversary of the opening of the Stopes v. Sutherland trial in the High Court of Justice on 21st February 1923 (the “Birth Control Libel Trial”). There were … Continue reading

21 February 2016 · 3 Comments

Marie Stopes Memorial Lecture 1975

Madeleine Simms delivered the 1975 Marie Stopes Memorial Lecture: The compulsory pregnancy lobby – then and now (Simms, M. (1975). Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners, 25, 709-19.) in which … Continue reading

1 February 2015 · 1 Comment

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Centenary of the Stopes v. Sutherland libel trial

February 21st, 2023
4.4 years to go.