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
“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.
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
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