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.
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 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