Birth Control, Eugenics Advocate Honored With Postage Stamp

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    The Scottish-born Stopes in 1921 opened Britain’s first family planning clinic, which has grown into the world’s biggest private abortion provider, Marie Stopes International.

    Critics say Stopes’ published views were racist and offensive. She referred to the “puny and utterly unsatisfactory” children of the poor: “Our race is weakened by an appallingly high percentage of unfit weaklings and diseased individuals.”

    Interested in “selective breeding,” she founded an organization called the Society for Constructive Birth Control and Racial Progress, and in 1935 – according to published accounts – Stopes attended a Nazi-hosted population conference in Berlin.

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