Birth Control and Abortion in Canada, 1870–1920

  title={Birth Control and Abortion in Canada, 1870–1920},
  author={Angus Mclaren},
  journal={The Canadian Historical Review},
  pages={319 - 340}
  • A. Mclaren
  • Published 6 April 2016
  • History
  • The Canadian Historical Review
IN THE SPRING of •9o8 the congregation of Toronto's St James' Cathedral was informed by the Reverend C. Ensor Sharp that the Almighty interested himself directly in the demographic details of Canada's declining birth rate: 'God abhors the spirit so prevalent nowadays which contemns [sic] motherhood. How it must grieve Him when He sees what we call race suicide; when He sees the problem of married life approached lightly and wantonly; based on nothing higher and nobler than mere luxury and… 

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