The eccentric early proponents of contraception in America
Catholic World News - July 24, 2012
In Catholic World Report, John Buescher traces the roots of the movement to legalize contraception in the US, and finds that the 19th-century proponents of birth control were an exceeding odd lot. Charles Knowlton, a Massachusetts doctor, experimented in shock therapy and was arrested for robbing graves to obtain anatomical specimens. John Humphrey Noyes, a Yale divinity student, was notorious for announcing that the Second Coming had taken place, unnoticed, in 70 AD. And more…
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