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Jan 12 2009

WORLD Magazine | Pro-lifers in the 19th century overcame staggering abortion rates and saved lives

From WORLD Magazine | Today’s News, Christian Views.

Abortion Past: Pro-lifers in the 19th century overcame staggering abortion rates and saved lives; here’s how they did it | Marvin Olasky.


To save the lives of more unborn Americans we should see how our pro-life predecessors succeeded in the past—and by the past I don’t mean only the past three decades but the past two centuries. It’s conventional to think of the abortion horror as a product of the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, but research I’ve done at the Library of Congress shows that abortion on the eve of the Civil War was more frequent, in proportion to the U.S. population, than it is now.

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