Marie Stopes International Changes Name To Put Distance Between Campaigner’s Views On Eugenics, Interracial Marriage

Devex: Marie Stopes International changes its name amid Black Lives Matter protests
“As of Nov. 17, the organization known as Marie Stopes International will go by a different name. In an intentional move to break its connection with Marie Stopes — a woman who ‘held many opinions which are in stark contrast to MSI’s core values and principles’ — the global provider of contraception and safe abortion will now be known as MSI Reproductive Choices, the organization said in a press release. The change is something that’s been ‘under discussion for some time’ and was approved by a board resolution in November last year, CEO Simon Cooke told Devex…” (Smith, 11/17).

Additional coverage of MSI’s name change is available from Devex Pro, The Guardian, and The Telegraph.

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