History of Abortion/Birth Control

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Tue, 01-29-2008 - 11:55pm




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Registered: 04-15-2006
Wed, 01-30-2008 - 11:25am

"By the 1860’s in this country, new legislation had outlawed all abortions except those “necessary to save the life of a woman”. In 1869, Pope Pius IX declared that all abortion is murder. While there were many reasons why abortion was suddenly a crime, one reason is quite sensible: abortion was a potentially dangerous operation and a new wave of humanitarianism in the mid 19th century brought laws to protect women. The other reasons for making abortion a crime related to changing views on birth control."


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Registered: 06-03-2007
Wed, 01-30-2008 - 1:14pm

Totally crazy. But the similarities found all over the world in cultures which didn't communicate are striking. The rundown of materials women used as pessaries, the similar chemical compositions of the gunk women would stick up there to try and block semen... ewwwwww.

I really like the lesson plans at the bottom of that post!

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Registered: 06-17-2007
Wed, 01-30-2008 - 1:41pm

"Wow! This really surprised me. Abortion wasn't outlawed until 1860? So it was only illegal for a little over 100 years."

People are often surprised by how different the past was. In the U.S., the only in-depth history we are taught starts, at the earliest, in 1620. Mostly, it focuses on the last 230 years or so.

"Especially about the crusades against bc....it makes my skin crawl."

Margaret Sanger's opinions on abortion are difficult to understand fully, as that was not the primary focus of her cause. But she certainly had a cause to fight- one that is often glossed over in light of the PC/PL debate.




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Registered: 01-11-2008
Thu, 01-31-2008 - 12:11pm

 "Pascal's Wager," which states that believing in God costs you nothing if you're wrong, and wins you everything if you're right.

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Registered: 03-07-2007
Thu, 01-31-2008 - 12:27pm

I had a look around your sources..."real choice" is still telling people about the link between breast cancer and abortion.

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Registered: 01-11-2008
Thu, 01-31-2008 - 12:55pm

FYI, only 7 years ago my own fertility doctor consulted both my husband and I to the dangers and increased risk of breast cancer for women who never lactate.

 "Pascal's Wager," which states that believing in God costs you nothing if you're wrong, and wins you everything if you're right.

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Registered: 03-07-2007
Thu, 01-31-2008 - 1:01pm

"much of the information in those links is accurate.

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Registered: 01-11-2008
Thu, 01-31-2008 - 1:04pm

Was replying directly to tasteofchicken.


 "Pascal's Wager," which states that believing in God costs you nothing if you're wrong, and wins you everything if you're right.

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Registered: 06-17-2007
Thu, 01-31-2008 - 1:18pm

Sure, from obviously biased sources. At least the source I cited was academic, coming from curricula that is reviewed by outside sources for accuracy.




Edited 1/31/2008 1:20 pm ET by hollyelizabeth2007




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Registered: 01-11-2008
Thu, 01-31-2008 - 1:19pm

LOL, slapping my thigh on this.

 "Pascal's Wager," which states that believing in God costs you nothing if you're wrong, and wins you everything if you're right.

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