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“[W]e declare it is a grievous sin before God to adopt restrictive measures in disobedience to God’s divine command from the beginning of time to ‘multiply and replenish the earth.’ Surely those who project such measures to prevent life or to destroy life before or after birth will reap the whirlwind of God’s retribution, for God will not be mocked.”

Harold B. Lee, Conference Report (Salt Lake City, UT: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 7 October 1972), 63.