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Abortion was not just legal—it was a safe, condoned, and practiced procedure in colonial America and common enough to appear in the legal and medical records of the period. Official abortion laws did not appear on the books in the United States until 1821, and abortion before quickening did not become illegal until the 1860s. If a woman living in New England in the 17th or 18th centuries wanted an abortion, no legal, social, or religious force would have stopped her.
Reminder that records of contraception and abortion exist all the way back to 1550 BCE in ancient Egypt!
This was a really fascinating read. Until the early 19th century, abortion was legal until “quickening,” or when the pregnant person first felt the baby kick - anywhere from 14 to 26 weeks into the pregnancy. Society only began to condemn it when people decided white, middle- to upperclass women weren’t having enough children soon enough in their lives, and when male doctors started taking over traditionally female health care fields, like midwifery.
Yep, shockingly enough, it’s never, ever been about the life of the fetus - only about misogyny, racism, and classism (ableism, too, though the article doesn’t discuss it).
TW: Talk of rape culture
Let’s take a moment to talk about this. I mean, because first off, “Tell cars not to hit kids.” Well, yeah, we do that all the fucking time, idiot. Ever seen signs like these?
We have classes and signs and laws about it, and people are constantly reminded. So your argument only works if we put up signs everywhere reminding assholes not to rape. But you’d rather talk about how rape victims have it coming to them.
But the dumbest part of this crap? Roads exist for cars to drive on. Children need to be careful to cross the street because they’re entering into an environment that exists specifically for something that is dangerous to them. The only way this shit is a valid comparison is if you think that bars, parties, and the world in general exists specifically for men to have sex with women. And I gotta break it to the guys who support this stupidity- your dicks are not that important. So knock off this bullshit and stop excusing rapists.
Also drivers aren’t trying to hit kids, they’re driving on the roads to get places. Rapists aren’t going about their business and oops they raped! And as said above we do tell people to not hit kids, we warn people, we make it very clear to them to slow down in residential areas, we have stop lights and stop signs and cross walk markings. And we test and license drivers and take away their licenses if they’re unsafe.
But since they wanted to start down this analogy path. You know what’s funny and what you don’t hear? Drivers going “STOP SIGNS ARE CALLING ME AN UNSAFE DRIVER” or “SPEED LIMITS IMPLY THAT ALL DRIVERS ARE POTENTIAL KILLERS”. Yet tell people not to rape and outline what’s considered rape (like that somebody unconscious can’t consent) and suddenly they’re angry that they’re being labeled a potential rapist. -_-
what a time to be alive
Now you’re thinking with portals.
Already reblogged this once, but doing so again for the new comments.
this is it
this is what technology was meant for
*adds to cart*