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That it was related to birth control.
Yes, especially as I was interested in it. In any
case, his opposition was effective.
Charles Murray, a Catholic and the son
of Senator James Murray and his father's
administrative assistant, told me point
blank that although they were devoted to
me, they couldn't report out any bill
that Monseignor O'Grady was opposed to,
because it meant Catholic
Did you go directly to the Monseignor?
No. I thought it was hopeless. I should have,
perhaps, but I thought it was hopeless.
I gave this up as a lost cause, as I knew Murray
would not go ahead with it and we had no
Is this typical of the various interests which
reach into the Senate?
Yes, it is.
Now, fortunately, 12 years later, a bill called
the National Institute for Child Health
and Development has been passed due to
the interest of President Kennedy and
his sister, Mrs. Shriver, who's deeply
interested in mental retardation, and
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