London Discussions To-morrow
At least eight organisations have promised to send delegates to to-morrow's meeting in the Interval Club, Soho, London, at 3 pen., when plans will be prepared to organise a public meeting to draw attention to the national danger to the country through birth-prevention and to take up action upon the question. The organisations are the Catholic Pharmaceutical Guild, the Catholic Social Guild, the Sword of the Spirit, the Catholic Women's League, the Union of Catholic Mothers, St. loans Social and Political Alliance, the Knights of St. Columba, and the Catholic Young Men's Society. Others will probably be represented.
Latest investigations on the subject of Contraceptives show that there is a definite shortage in their supply ; that there is a smaller demand since the outbreak of war, except in garrison towns, where the demand has risen to unheard of heights; that the business in the pharmaceutical trade is neither encouraged nor wanted; that the wholesale profits are either negligible or nonexistent; that possibly extra pressure of work, night work, etc., are factors which absorb attention and so affect their demand.