A Book Review: “Married Love” by Marie Carmichael Stopes

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Maria Dean

Treasurer & Progam Chair, Legatus: With this simple, short book, Dr. Stopes quickly and dramatically changed the moral landscape of Great Britain, leading up to the widespread acceptance of contraception.  This led to the 1930 Labbeth Conference of Bishops changing their historic and Biblical based doctrine on the role of procreation.  This ultimately led to the negative impact of the sexual revolution.  Stopes aimed at helping married couples achieve happiness in their married roles but used the wrong methods and ideas to get there.