1840 - 1873 Contraceptives and potions to cause miscarriage or “bringing down the menses” are openly, but euphemistically, advertised in the US.

1840 - 1873 Contraceptives and potions to cause miscarriage or “bringing down the menses” are openly, but euphemistically, advertised in the US.

Learn about the Ancient History of Abortion...while I fall in the middle on the abortion issue,( I can see both sides to some extent) I would like to know as much about it as possible.

Learn About the Ancient History of Abortion

Learn about the Ancient History of Abortion...while I fall in the middle on the abortion issue,( I can see both sides to some extent) I would like to know as much about it as possible.

1847 The American Medical Association is founded and immediately wages a campaign against midwives, contraception and abortion in state legislatures in the interest of dominating women’s health care and populating the west with non-immigrants. Very few women were admitted to medical schools.

1847 The American Medical Association is founded and immediately wages a campaign against midwives, contraception and abortion in state legislatures in the interest of dominating women’s health care and populating the west with non-immigrants. Very few women were admitted to medical schools.

Bet you didn't know abortion was perfectly legal up until 1860 in America. Great information in this article. [Here's to celebrating Happy Human Diversity on this one!]  :D

Bet you didn't know abortion was perfectly legal up until 1860 in America. Great information in this article. [Here's to celebrating Happy Human Diversity on this one!] :D

Daunting, demeaning and denials - This Is How Judges Humiliate Pregnant Teens Who Want Abortions

Daunting, demeaning and denials - This Is How Judges Humiliate Pregnant Teens Who Want Abortions

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.

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.

When the Anti-Choice Choose By Joyce Arthur /  Abortion is a highly personal decision that many women are sure they'll never have to think about until they're suddenly faced with an unexpected pregnancy. But this can happen to anyone, including women who are strongly anti-choice. So what does an anti-choice woman do when she experiences an unwanted pregnancy herself? Frequently, she opts for the solution she would deny to other women -- abortion.

When the Anti-Choice Choose By Joyce Arthur / Abortion is a highly personal decision that many women are sure they'll never have to think about until they're suddenly faced with an unexpected pregnancy. But this can happen to anyone, including women who are strongly anti-choice. So what does an anti-choice woman do when she experiences an unwanted pregnancy herself? Frequently, she opts for the solution she would deny to other women -- abortion.

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.

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.

This bill is chock-full of pro-abortion code words and euphemisms to hide its true intent but has enough legal teeth to do real damage in court.

This bill is chock-full of pro-abortion code words and euphemisms to hide its true intent but has enough legal teeth to do real damage in court.

A timeline of key abortion law found at the Pew Research Center’s article, a History of Key Abortion Rulings of the Supreme Court.  It is a really great cheat sheet.  Most importantly, it is a fantastic example of how important precedent is in the law.  One law is the building stone for another.  When you pull out one, many other become vulnerable.  When you place in a landmark stone, many other laws become possible.    #AbortionPolitics  #ReproductiveRights  #Feminism  #SupremeCourt

A timeline of key abortion law found at the Pew Research Center’s article, a History of Key Abortion Rulings of the Supreme Court. It is a really great cheat sheet. Most importantly, it is a fantastic example of how important precedent is in the law. One law is the building stone for another. When you pull out one, many other become vulnerable. When you place in a landmark stone, many other laws become possible. #AbortionPolitics #ReproductiveRights #Feminism #SupremeCourt

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