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Is the Bible Indictable?
Annie Besant

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Excerpt from Is the Bible Indictable?: Being an Enquiry Whether the Bible Comes Within the Ruling of the Lord Chief Justice as to Obscene Literature The ruling of Sir Alexander Cockburn in the late trial, the Queen against Bradlaugh and Besant, seems to involve wider issues than the Lord Chief Justice intended, or than the legal ally of Nature and Providence can desire. The question of motive is entirely set on one side; the purest motives are valueless if the information conveyed is such as is capable of being turned to bad purposes by the evil minded and the corrupt. This view of the law would not 'be enforced against expensive medical works provided that the price set on a book be such as shall keep it out of reach of the common people, its teaching may be thoroughly immoral but it is not obscene. Dr. F leetwood Churchill, for instance, is not committing an indictable offence by giving directions as to the simplest and easiest way of pro curing abortion; he is not committing a misdemeanour, although he points out means which any woman could obtain and use for herself; he does not place himself within reach of the law, although he recommends the practice of abortion in all cases where previous experience proves that the birth of a living child is impossible. A check to popu lation which destroys life is thus passed over as legal, per haps because the destruction of life is the check so largely employed by Nature and Providence, and would thus ensure the approval of the solicitor-general. But the real reason why Dr. Churchill is left unmolested and Dr. Knowlton is assaile which the two4 IS the bible indictable? About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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Titre: Is the Bible Indictable?
Sous-titre: Being an Enquiry Whether the Bible Comes Within the Ruling of the Lord Chief Justice as to Obscene Literature (Classic Reprint)
Auteur: Annie Besant
Code EAN: 9781333820046
ISBN: 1333820046
Format: Couverture cartonnée
nombre de pages: 20
Poids: 44g
Taille: H229mm x B152mm x T1mm
Année: 2016

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