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History of Abortion in the U.S. - Our Bodies Ourselves

from About.com Education

A Brief History of the Abortion Controversy in the United States

A history of how the abortion controversy has evolved in the United States. When did abortion first become illegal? What was the effect of Roe v. Wade?

from About.com News & Issues

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.

from The Daily Beast

Roe v. Wade to Planned Parenthood: The History of Abortion Rights in America (PHOTOS)

Roe v. Wade to Planned Parenthood: The History of Abortion Rights in America

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Abortion was not just legal—it was a safe, condoned, and practiced procedure in colonial America and common enough to appear in the legal and medical records of the period. Official abortion laws did not appear on the books in the United States until 1821, and abortion before quickening did not become illegal until the 1860s. If a woman living in New England in the 17th or 18th centuries wanted an abortion, no legal, social, or religious force would have stopped her.

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A History of Abortion, Part 1: In colonial America, early-term abortion was a way of life for many women. But by 1900, it had become criminalized across the country -- but not for reasons you'd expect. In this two-part cultural and legal history of abortion, Cristen and Caroline time travel from ancient Greek herbal remedies to induce miscarriage to 19th-century abortionist Madame Restell at the center of America's first major abortion debate. | Stuff Mom Never Told You

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A History of Abortion, Part 2: Raised during the Progressive Era crusade against abortion, Margaret Sanger devoted her life to making birth control accessible to women from all walks of life. In this second installment of the cultural and legal history of abortion, Cristen and Caroline highlight Sanger's legacy and eugenics controversy and how the development of Planned Parenthood coincided with midcentury women's fight to access abortion by whatever means necessary | Stuff Mom Never Told…

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