. Clarence Thomas Got the History of Abortion Very Wrong « JO LEE MAGAZINE

VICE/Despite being one of the most divisive issues of the modern political era, abortion was once freely available and openly advertised in the United States.

Up until the late-19th century, newspapers published bulletins for the procedure and companies sold drugs to induce them. In fact, by one estimate, one in every five women ended pregnancies at the time, according to the Interdisciplinary Views on Abortion, a collection of academic essays.

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