Everything old is new again. And again. And again.

Well, I may have nothing to say, but Jeff Toobin does. And he says it so very well in The New Yorker.

“In the United States, at the time the Constitution was adopted, abortions before “quickening” were both legal and commonplace, often performed by midwives. In the nineteenth century, under the influence of the ascendant medical profession, which opposed abortion (and wanted to control health care), states began to outlaw the procedure, and by the turn of the twentieth century it was all but uniformly illegal. The rise of the feminist movement led to widespread efforts to decriminalize abortion, and in 1973 the Supreme Court found, in Roe v. Wade, that the Constitution prohibited the states from outlawing it.”

4 responses to “Everything old is new again. And again. And again.

  1. It’s such an important issue yet too many women and men ignore it. Apathy has set in and too little is being done to save this important right of women. Thousands of women and men have fought for this right of choice and after all these yrs, it is dying a slow death. Or is it so slow?
    Sign those petitons to save this right of choice and tell your Congress how very important abortion rights are to women, our families and to this country.

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