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“Officers, members of the Relief Society, herein you have the word of the Lord, on this subject. Can anything be clearer or more emphatic? It is a very strange thing that people can believe that the Lord of Life could countenance for one moment, the refusal of his children to comply with the first commandment given to Adam and Eve. It is so easy to avoid parenthood, if people wish to do so, and that, too, innocently, even if selfishly. Men and women can remain unmarried. That is all there is to it.”

~First Presidency: Joseph F. Smith, Anthon H. Lund, Charles W. Penrose, Relief Society Magazine (February 1917), volume 4, no. 2, 68-69~