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Laws like this are not the reason for Rowe vs. wade... abortion started off illegal in America.
Abortion has been performed for thousands of years, and in every society that has been studied. It was legal in the United States from the time the earliest settlers arrived. At the time the Constitution was adopted, abortions before “quickening” were openly advertised and commonly performed.
Drugs to induce abortions were a booming business. They were advertised in newspapers and could be bought from pharmacists, from physicians and even through the mail. If drugs didn't work, women could visit practitioners for instrumental procedures.
The earliest efforts to govern abortions centered on concerns about poisoning, not morality, religion or politics. It was the mid-19th century, long before abortion became the hot-button issue it is now.
The American debate over whether a woman should have the right to end her pregnancy is a relatively new phenomenon. Indeed, for America’s first century, abortion wasn’t even banned in a single US state.
Advertisement for Beecham’s pills, late 19th century
Even the definition of abortion was different. In early America, as in Europe, “What we would now identify as an early induced abortion was not called an ‘abortion’ at all,” writes Leslie Reagan in When Abortion Was a Crime: Women, Medicine, and Law in the United States, 1867-1973. “If an early pregnancy ended, it had ‘slipped away', or the menses had been ‘restored.’ At conception and the earliest stage of pregnancy before quickening, no one believed that a human life existed; not even the Catholic Church took this view.” Abortion was permissible until a woman felt a fetus move, or “quicken.” Back then, Reagan notes, “the popular ethic regarding abortion and common law were grounded in the female experience of their own bodies.”
The abortion law creates that particular problem, then Creates a worse problem for women who now can be prosecuted because their rapist got off..
You can afford to subsidize Israel, the military, the war on drugs, yada, yada, yada..bs argument... bs argument...
I actually believe murder should be against the law,
1. Liberals will begin a migration out of this state and will select other states where their liberal views are supported.
2. Less liberals will relocate to this state because it does not support liberal views on abortion.
I find it ironic such bills like this are able to easily pass into law yet somehow during the midterms these states were miraculously posting unscrupulously high votes for democrats.
originally posted by: Grimpachi
a reply to: TheRedneck
7.7 billion people and growing exponentially. It took over 200,000 years of human history for the world's population to reach 1 billion and only 200 years more to reach 7 billion.
Apparently children born of rape and incest are subhuman given the way people are talking about them.