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Abortion in America: The Origins and Evolution of National Policy, 1800-1900

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  39 ratings  ·  4 reviews
'The history of how abortion came to be banned and how women lost--for the century between approximately 1870 and 1970--rights previously thought to be natural and inherent over their own bodies is a fascinating and infuriating one.
Paperback, 331 pages
Published September 20th 1979 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published January 1st 1978)
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Jessica
Jan 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
An interesting history of the public policy and sentiment around abortion. I learned a lot about an issue I thought I understand.
Charles
Aug 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
A well written history of abortion in America in the 1800s, from when it was accepted and legal to the campaign to make it illegal. For those who believe abortion isn't constitutional you should recognize that the COTUS doesn't mention it, and that the 9th Amendment guarantees the retention of rights even if not mentioned in the COTUS.
Molly
Sep 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
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A very informative and surprisingly readable book on the history of abortion in America by my dear advisor, Jim Mohr. Very grateful to have a chance to learn from him!
Rachel Bradford
Jun 19, 2012 rated it liked it


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