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“Another of the great evils of the age is race suicide [the use of contraceptives]. This also is not consistent with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Providing opportunity for the spirit children of our Father in Heaven to come to earth and work out their own salvation is one of our sacred privileges and obligations. We teach that among the choicest of eternal riches are children.”

Heber J. Grant, Gospel Standards (Salt Lake City, UT: The Improvement Era, 22 November 1941), 154, Eleventh edition – 12 April 1944.