Halliday Sutherland

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

“The compulsory pregnancy lobby: then and now.” Marie Stopes Memorial Lecture, 1975 by Madeleine Simms

The compulsory pregnancy lobby: then and now was the title of Madeleine Simms 1975 Marie Stopes Memorial Lecture. In it Simms alleged that Halliday Sutherland had Nazi views. The lecture was printed in The Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners which provides a historical record.

The key question: is there substance to the allegations? Mark Sutherland investigates here.

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Centenary of the Stopes v. Sutherland libel trial

21 February 2023
4.3 years to go.
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