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Medical doctors were “bootleggers” of abortion

Auth0r William Brennan cites an article that showed that, prior to legalization, most abortions were being done by doctors. In 1936:  “…Washington University obstetrics professor Dr. Frederick J. Taussig characterized anti-abortion statutes as the most universally disregarded laws in history, and … Continue reading

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Doctors were doing abortions for years before they were legalized

Of a survey taken right after abortion was legalized in North Carolina: “A large majority of 180 obstetricians surveyed regarding their attitudes toward North Carolina’s permissive abortion act of 1967 acknowledged that the new law had little effect other than … Continue reading

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In 1933, most abortionists were doctors

A 1933 book by a well-respected surgeon claimed that most illegal abortionists were doctors: “In 1933 Dr. Abraham J. Rongy, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, described the physician as “the chief agent of abortion” the one who … Continue reading

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In 1944 most illegal abortionists were doctors

Pro-Choice activists claim abortion was legalized to protect women, who they say were dying by the thousands due to back alley abortions. In reality, the vast majority of illegal abortions were done by doctors.  The following quote. made at a medical conference … Continue reading

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Most women won’t seek illegal abortion

On the question of whether women will seek illegal abortions, two studies showed the following: In Denmark and Sweden, surveys were taken of women who were turned down their applications for abortion – only 11 to 16% obtained illegal abortions … Continue reading

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Legalizing abortion had no impact on number of women dying

From an article in a leading medical journal in 1978, 5 years after abortion was legalized: “There has been no major impact on the number of women dying from abortion in the United States since liberalized abortion was introduced… Legal … Continue reading

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85% of illegal abortions were done by doctors

Although pro-choice advocates claim that there were thousands (or sometimes even tens of thousands) that’s from illegal abortion before Roe V Wade, in fact the year before abortion was legalized there were only 39. Alfred Kinsey said, the following 50 years … Continue reading

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Planned Parenthood director says abortion activists lie about deaths from illegal abortion

Malcolm Potts, former Medical Director of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), who helped promote abortion throughout the world, claimed in 1970: “Those who want the [abortion] law to be liberalized will stress the hazards of illegal abortion and claim … Continue reading

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NARAL, pro-abortion group, lied about number of abortion deaths

Doctor Bernard Nathanson, Former abortionist and founder of NARAL, talking about when he and others were trying to make abortion legal in New York State: “There were perhaps 300 or so deaths from criminal abortions annually in the United States … Continue reading

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Legal abortion deaths replaced illegal ones, doctor says

A few years after Roe V. Wade, Dr. Dennis Cavanaugh wrote in The American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology: “It really makes no difference whether a woman dies from legal or illegal abortion, she is dead nonetheless. I find no … Continue reading

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