Tracing the history of abortion back to the 1600s, Marvin Olasky culls pertinent articles and news items from a wide variety of sources to produce a document exposing abortion for the evil that it truly is. From pre-Revolutionary instances of abortion and infanticide to the rampant proliferation of abortion among prostitutes and proto-New Age Spiritualists of the 1800s to the eugenics of Margaret Sanger, Olasky outlines the depth and breadth of the abortion problem, attempts to legitimize it, and modern strains of thought concerning it.
Graphic written depictions and candid discussions of sexual matters, along with plain information about matters such as abortion techniques, make this not a book for children or the squeamish, but an important book nonetheless as it brings together information not found elsewhere in a comprehensive form. An important book when it was first published in the early nineties, it has become a classic in the field.
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