Some years after the Stopes v. Sutherland libel trial, Dr Marie Stopes tried to entrap Professor Louise McIlroy at the Royal Free Hospital for Women. She wore a disguise and used a false name. This is the true story about what happened next.
Dr Marie Stopes sought to settle her libel suit against Dr Halliday Sutherland before it went to the Court.
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On July 7th, 1921, Dr. A. Louise McIlroy read a paper entitled: “Some Factors in the Control of the Birth-rate.” In the discussion that followed, she made the remark that was … Continue reading
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It is interesting to note that some contemporary writers about Marie Stopes sometimes signal that they are disturbed by her eugenic beliefs. For example: Tom Nash wrote of her “troubling interest in eugenics” (The … Continue reading
Biographies of Marie Stopes deal with Halliday Sutherland in remarkably similar ways. They tell you three essential facts: They tell you that he was a “Roman Catholic doctor”; that he heard Professor Anne McIlroy speak … 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