What’s that? I can’t hear over the sound of my camper the concertmaster playing with Joshua Bell (along with nearly half my cabin) #proudmanastatus #interlochen #bestjobever
A wonderful morning at this beautiful tea farm was the best rejuvenation for my day off! :) #tea #northernmichigan
One of the best purchases of my life #cats #perfection
Day off adventures- I found a red phone box :)
I love seeing this view everyday #interlochen #majorjobperks #nofilter
Camp life staff kicking off the summer in style #onterlochen
Found a Peter Pan hat in Traverse City! I.S. never leaves you, does it? #peterpan
Wine tastings on Old Mission Peninsula! Such a beautiful day with friends :) #puremichigan
Graduated yesterday! So glad my big managed to come back for the day :) #classof2014
Best big ever! She bought me a Peter Pan picture book ❤️❤️❤️
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).
The bolded is hella important.
Additionally, during the American Civil War, the same arguments that were made against abortion, are almost identical to the ones made currently. Which is comforting, in a weird way. This period, however, was the one that charged up the subject the most and led to more legislation over it as many pills and ‘services’ cropped up to provide women abortion methods.
Read more here: http://coachlightpress.com/bygone/contraception.shtml