Halliday Sutherland

"A born writer, especially a born story-teller. Dr. Sutherland, who is distinguished in medicine, is an amateur in the sense that he only writes when he has nothing better to do. But when he does, it could hardly be done better." G.K. Chesterton.

Category Archives: Stopes v Sutherland

A Writ for Libel

On this day one-hundred years ago, 13th May 1922, Dr. Halliday Sutherland was served with a writ for libel. As he recalled in his 1934 memoir A Time to Keep: … Continue reading

13 May 2022 · Leave a comment

Neo-Malthusian Conference

The Fifth International Neo-Malthusian and Birth Control Conference was held in Kingsway Hall, London from 11-14 July 1922. The Conference played a a crucial, though indirect, role in the Stopes … Continue reading

2 May 2022 · Leave a comment

Exterminating Poverty

The centenaries relating to Dr. Sutherland’s fight against eugenics and his legal battle against Marie Stopes are upon us. While the events are one-hundred years old, the ideologies and ideas … Continue reading

13 April 2022 · 1 Comment

Centenary: “Birth Control” published

One-hundred years ago today, on 27th March 1922, Dr Sutherland’s Birth Control: A Statement of Christian Doctrine Against the Neo-Malthusians was published by Harding & More. The passage on pages … Continue reading

27 March 2022 · Leave a comment

“The Great Trial”

On this day ninety-nine years ago, Stopes v. Sutherland opened in the High Court in London. As Dr. Sutherland recalled in his 1934 memoir A Time To Keep: “The trial, … Continue reading

21 February 2022 · Leave a comment

Centenary event

On 7th July 1921 — one hundred years ago today — Professor Ann Louise McIlroy gave a talk at the Medico-Legal Society, 11 Chandos Street, London. She spoke on Some factors … Continue reading

7 July 2021 · Leave a comment

Exterminating Poverty or the Poor?

On Monday 26th April 2021 at 7:45 pm (U.K. Time) I will be giving a talk hosted by the Archdiocese of Edinburgh and St Andrews called: Exterminating Poverty or the … Continue reading

21 April 2021 · Leave a comment

Truth will out

March 17, 2021 will mark the centenary of Britain’s first family planning clinic at 61 Marlborough Road, Holloway, London. The Mothers’ Clinic gave poor and working-class women ready access to … Continue reading

3 November 2020 · Leave a comment

A double standard

On Monday, 17th February 2020, British media reported the resignation of Mr Andrew Sabisky, an adviser to the British government. Newspaper reports, such as this one in The Guardian, attributed … Continue reading

20 February 2020 · Leave a comment

“Exterminating Poverty” now available for pre-order on Kindle

Good news! Exterminating Poverty: The incredible true story of the eugenic plan to get rid of the poor and the Scottish doctor who fought against it is now available for … Continue reading

6 January 2020 · Leave a comment

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Centenary of the Stopes v. Sutherland libel trial

21 February 2023
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