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.

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.

A Brief History of the Abortion Controversy in the United States

A Brief History of the Abortion Controversy in the United States

National Organization for Women - NOW: Pro-choice rally, Philadelphia

Angel of death: Victorian serial killer Amelia Dyer is believed to have killed up to 400 babies---this is a terrible story but it's an interesting read

Britain's worst ever serial killer: The Victorian 'Angel Maker' who murdered 400 babies

Angel of death: Victorian serial killer Amelia Dyer is believed to have killed up to 400 babies---this is a terrible story but it's an interesting read

Pro-abortion rights protester Sarp Aksel of New York City, right, and anti-abortion protesters, left, rally outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, March 2, 2016. The abortion debate is returning to the Supreme Court in the midst of a raucous presidential campaign and less than three weeks after Justice Antonin Scalia’s death. The justices are taking up the biggest case on the topic in nearly a quarter century and considering whether a Texas law that regulates abortion clinics…

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Pro-abortion rights protester Sarp Aksel of New York City, right, and anti-abortion protesters, left, rally outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, March 2, 2016. The abortion debate is returning to the Supreme Court in the midst of a raucous presidential campaign and less than three weeks after Justice Antonin Scalia’s death. The justices are taking up the biggest case on the topic in nearly a quarter century and considering whether a Texas law that regulates abortion clinics…

An interesting concept. One might wonder how this sort of practice could change the course of human history going forward...

An interesting concept. One might wonder how this sort of practice could change the course of human history going forward...

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.

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.

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

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

"It is unacceptable that someone with a history of promoting myths and false information about women's health is appointed to a government position whose main responsibility is to provide the public with accurate and factual information," said Dawn Laguens, executive vice president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

"It is unacceptable that someone with a history of promoting myths and false information about women's health is appointed to a government position whose main responsibility is to provide the public with accurate and factual information," said Dawn Laguens, executive vice president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

Rachel Maddow delivers a somber history of abortion clinic terror attacks in the U.S.

Rachel Maddow delivers a somber history of abortion clinic terror attacks in the U.S.

Maddow calls out Ted Cruz for courting anti-abortion extremists and then blaming "a transgendered leftist activist" VIDEO

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