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CRIMINAL ABORTION: ITS NATURE, ITS EVIDENCE AND ITS LAW

Heard, Franklin Fiske; Storer, Horatio R.


Item #: 63641

Pages: viii, 215 pp.
Published: Union; Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.; Reprinted in 2007.

Containing both medical and legal perspectives, CriminalAbortion is an important document from the early decades ofthe anti-abortion crusade. Dr. Storer led the medicalcampaign against abortion during the second half of the 19thcentury. His efforts were supported by Heard, thedistinguished jurist and legal scholar. The motivations forboth men were primarily racist, xenophobic and sexist. Theywere horrified by declining birthrates among the Yankeeclasses and the influx of immigrants, many of themnon-white, Catholic and Jewish. In their minds abortion inthe non-immigrant community, which they attributed to modernfashion and feminism, was leading to "race suicide" and acountry overtaken by "inferior races."Reprinted by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

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