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 medical doctors “the official “bootleggers” of abortion.” (This latter phrase was intended to evoke the days of prohibition when many people were breaking the laws against sale of alcoholic beverages.)”

William Brennan The Abortion Holocaust: Today’s Final Solution (St. Louis, Missouri, 1983) 14

The article cited was: Frederick J Taussig Abortion: Spontaneous and Induced: Medical and Social Aspects (St. Louis: CV Mosby, 1936) 394

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