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

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

The Trap

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.

1 June 2019 · 3 Comments

An offer to settle

Dr Marie Stopes sought to settle her libel suit against Dr Halliday Sutherland before it went to the Court.

1 February 2019 · Leave a comment

A remarkable prediction

“The cataclysm which may end the eighth known epoch in civilisation may be a lack of European children.” Dr Halliday Sutherland — September 1929 Remarkable’ decline in fertility rate by James … Continue reading

10 November 2018 · 1 Comment

Dr A. Louise McIlroy

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

1 September 2018 · Leave a comment

Polite letters

Whilst at school, I was a member of an Amnesty International group. Back then, the focus of A.I. was on “prisoners of conscience”—people persecuted, imprisoned and worse for their political or religious … Continue reading

1 May 2018 · Leave a comment

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Centenary of the Stopes v. Sutherland libel trial

21 February 2023
16 months to go.