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Why the Strange History of Medieval Abortions Matters Today

Scarlet Letters: Getting the History of Abortion and Contraception Right | Abortion is ancient. It is not going anywhere. Anyone who really cares about women would work to keep it safe and legal.

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The History of Abortion Is a History of Punishing Women. There were just as many abortions pre-Roe as there are today. The difference was women died.

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A History of Abortion | Bas relief at Angkor Wat, c. 1150, depicting a demon performing an abortion upon a woman who has been sent to the underworld.

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Why the Strange History of Medieval Abortions Matters Today

Was abortion a crime in previous centuries? The answer has shaped recent Supreme Court rulings—and might do so again.

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Select Quotes from Betty Friedan, Feminist Founder

Betty Friedan• Each suburban wife struggled with it alone. As she made the beds, shopped for groceries, matched slipcover material, ate peanut butter sandwiches with her children, chauffered Cub Scouts and Brownies, lay beside her husband at night — she was afraid to ask even of herself the silent question — "Is this all?"

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