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Birth control, a statement of Christian doctrine against the Neo-Malthusians

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Birth control, a statement of Christian doctrine against the Neo-Malthusians
Original Title Birth control, a statement of Christian doctrine against the Neo-Malthusians
Author Sutherland, Halliday, 1882-1960
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Topics Birth control, Malthusianism
Publisher New York, P. J. Kenedy &amp, sons
Collection folkscanomy_miscellaneous, folkscanomy, additional_collections
Language English
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Birth Control: A Statement Of Christian Doctrine Against The Neo-Malthusians

CONTENTS.
CHAPTER I
THE ESSENTIAL FALLACIES OF MALTHUSIAN TEACHING
$ I. MALTHUS AND THE NEO-MALTHUSIANS 1
(a) Malthus 1
(b) The Neo-Malthusians 3
$ 2. TEACHING BASED ON FALSE PREMISES 4
(a) That Population progresses geometrically 4
(b) That Food Supply progresses arithmetically 4
(c) That Overpopulation is the cause of Poverty and Disease 5
$ 3. THE ROOT FALLACY 6
$ 4. WHAT OVERPOPULATION MEANS 7
§ 5. NO EVIDENCE OF OVERPOPULATION 9
(a) In the Suez Canal Zone 10
(b) In “Closed Countries” like Japan 11
§ 6. A NATURAL LAW CHECKING FERTILITY 12
§ 7. OVERPOPULATION IN THE FUTURE 13
§ 8. HOW NATIONS HAVE PERISHED 14
§ 9. PHYSICAL CATASTROPHES 15
(a) Disease 15
(b) War 18
§ 1O. MORAL CATASTROPHES 20
CHAPTER II
THE FALSE DEDUCTIONS CONCERNING POVERTY
§ 1. BIRTH-RATE AND POVERTY 23
(a) Famines 24
(b) Abundance 24
(c) Wages 26
§ 2 POVERTY IN GREAT BRITAIN DUE TO OTHER CAUSES 27
(a) Under-development 27
(b) Severance of the Inhabitants from the Soil 28
$ 3. CAUSES OF POVERTY IN INDIA 30
§ 4. POVERTY IN FACT CAUSES A HIGH BIRTH-RATE 31
(a) Malthusianism is an attack
on the Poor 32
(b) A Hindrance to Reform 33
(c) A Quack Remedy for Poverty 34
§ 5. POVERTY AND CIVILISATION 36
CHAPTER III
HIGH BIRTH-RATES NOT THE CAUSE OF HIGH DEATH-RATES
§ 1. POVERTY AS NOW EXISTING 37
§ 2 HIGH BIRTH-RATE NOT THE CAUSE OF HIGH DEATH-RATE : PROVED FROM STATISTICS 38
(a) Canada 39
(b) Connaught 39
§ 3. A LOW BIRTH-RATE NO GUARANTEE OF A LOW DEATH-RATE 40
§ 4. VITAL STATISTICS OF FRANCE 41
§ 5. COEFFICIENTS OF CORRELATION 43
CHAPTER IV
HOW RELIGION AFFECTS THE BIRTH-RATE
§ 1. FRENCH STATISTICS MISINTERPRETED BY MALTHUSIANS 47
§ 2 EVIDENCE FROM HOLLAND 52
§ 3. THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 53
$ 4. THE SAME RESULTS IN ENGLAND 58
CHAPTER V
IS THERE A NATURAL LAW REGULATING THE PROPORTION OF BIRTHS AND DEATHS?
$ 1. THE THEORY OF THOMAS DOUBLEDAY REVIVED 65
§ 2 MR. PELL’S GENERALISATIONS CRITICISED 66
$ 3. THE LAW OF DECLINE 69
$4. ILLUSTRATED FROM GREEK HISTORY 70
(a) Moral Catastrophe in Ancient Greece 70
(b) The Physical Catastrophe induced by Selfishness 72
CHAPTER VI
THE FALLING BIRTH-RATE IN ENGLAND: ITS CAUSES
§ 1. NOT, AS MALTHUSIAN S ASSERT, DUE MAINLY TO CONTRACEPTIVES 75
$ 2 DECLINE IN FERTILITY DUE TO SOME NATURAL LAW 77
§ 3. AND TO CHARACTER OF OCCUPATION 80
$ 4. AGGRAVATED DOUBTLESS BY MALTHUSIANISM 81
CHAPTER VII
THE EVILS OF ARTIFICIAL BIRTH CONTROL
§ 1. NOT A PHYSICAL BENEFIT 83
A Cause of Sterility 83
Neuroses 84
Fibroid Tumours 84
§ 2. A SCANDALOUS SUGGESTION 88
§ 3. A CAUSE OF UNHAPPINESS IN MARRIAGE 93
§ 4. AN INSULT TO TRUE WOMANHOOD 95
§ 5. A DEGRADATION OF THE FEMALE SEX 97
§ 6. SPECIALLY HURTFUL TO THE POOR 100
(a) Affecting the Young 100
(b) Exposing the Poor to Experiment 101
(c) Tending towards the Servile State 102
§ 7. A MENACE TO THE NATION 103
(a) There is a Limit to lowering the Death-rate 103
(b) Birth Control tends to extinguish the Birth-rate 105
(c) A Danger to the Empire 106
(d) The Dangers of Small Families 115
§ 8. THE PLOT AGAINST CHRISTENDOM 118
CHAPTER VIII
THE RELIGIOUS ARGUMENT AGAINST BIRTH CONTROL
§ 1. AN OFFENCE AGAINST THE LAW OF NATURE 123
§ 2. REFLECTED IN THE NORMAL CONSCIENCE 125
§ 3. EXPRESSED IN THE SCIENCE OF ETHICS 126
§ 4. BIRTH CONTROL CONDEMNED BY PROTESTANT CHURCHES 127
APPENDIX TO CHAPTER VIII
A NEO-MALTHUSIAN ATTACK ON THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND 131
CHAPTER IX
THE TEACHING OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH ON BIRTH CONTROL
§ 1. A FALSE VIEW OF HER DOCTRINE 148
§ 2. THE ESSENCE AND PURPOSE OF MARRIAGE 149
§ 3. ARTIFICIAL STERILITY WHOLLY CONDEMNED 150
§ 4. THE ONLY LAWFUL METHOD OF BIRTH CONTROL 152
§ 5. CONCLUSION 155
BIBLIOGRAPHY 157

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