Sunday, November 28, 2010

1888: Abortifacient proves fatal for teen bride

Mrs. George Libby, age 18, died November 28, 1888, in Wahpeton in the Dakota territories.

Before her death she admitted that she had bought abortifacient drugs from "a traveling doctor who made a specialty of selling such drugs."

If anybody has a membership in and can thus figure out Mrs. Liddy's first name, I'd appreciate it. It grates on me to have a woman known only as "Mrs. George Libby" as if she didn't have a name of her own.

For more on pre-legalization abortion, see The Bad Old Days of Abortion

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1 comment:

Billy Atwell said...

What grates on me the most about abortion, with regard to the women, is that they are often misinformed about what is best for them and the consequences (physical and mental) of their decision may be.

When our country starts to care about its women again, that's when we will see a change in the requirement to fully inform those seeking an abortion.

I have an entire label on Life issues, if you're interested: