55 years ago today - Apr 14, 1969

First Presidency makes official statement on birth control which omits any reference to their own feelings about birth control as "a personal matter," and states: "We believe that those who practice birth control will reap disappointment by and by," and repeated earlier letter's emphasis on "self control as a dominant factor" in marriage.

[On This Day in Mormon History, http://onthisdayinmormonhistory.blogspot.com]

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