Page 7, 11th December 1959

11th December 1959
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Page 7, 11th December 1959 — 'READER'S DIGEST'

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Continued from page 1 manner and the child has the welcome which is the birthright of every child e" A list of clinics run by the Family Planning Association throughout Britain follows. and the address is given of the Family

Planning Association's headquarters in London.

The association's secretary said that many Catholics consult their clinics and have been advised " in methods of birth control acceptable to their Church. We have even prepared a booklet on the method."

But the secretary of the Guild of St. Luke. Dr. James O'Sullivan. said " no Catholic doctor would recommend a Catholic to consult the Family Planning Association. By going to a Family Planning Association clinic. the mother-to he comes in contact with people of a school of thought quite contrary to Catholic teaching. In the waiting room, through a conversation with non-Catholics who are seeking advice on so-called birthcontrol, the Catholic mother could soften, even change her views in favour of methods most widely recommended by the Family Planning Association."

Fr, M. O'Leary, chairman of the Catholic Marriage Advisory Council, said the pamphlet issued by the Family Planning Association which was claimed as suitable for Catholics could not be recommended.

Plans to set up a family planning clinic at the Catholic hospital of SS. John and Elizabeth in North-West London had been presented to the hierarchy by Catholic doctors offering to give their services free of charge.

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