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“The efforts on the part of Eastern magazine writers to educate the people of the United States, particularly parents, to the doctrine that they limit the number of their offspring to three or four children, and how this can be accomplished, is both pernicious and an abomination in the sight of the Lord; and it robs both man and his Maker of their glory and increase.”

George Franklin Richards, Relief Society Magazine – Volume 3, no. 7 (Salt Lake City, UT: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, July 1916), 365.