The Highlights from 29 March 2011

'This Will Get the Stork’s Beak in a Twist'

This witty slogan for a ‘contemporary contraceptive initiative’ and an illustration of a stork with the halves of its beak coiled like a corkscrew were employed in advertisements for Lady contraceptive suppositories: five German marks bought a total of four. Read more in today’s Highlights on


Not at all amusing, and literally deadly serious, is the fight against banning abortion. One of the most active physicians in this battle, Dr Else Kienle, was arrested because of her convictions: “The unwanted child represents the true horrendous, dreadful and most deadly disease.”

A few excerpts from her “Women – From the Diary of a Woman Doctor” can be found in our Highlights on



Visit the Museum for Contraception and Abortion (MUVS), Mariahilfer Gürtel 37, 1150 Vienna, open Wednesday to Sunday, 2 to 6 p.m., or all day our website on