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Title Broadside-Herizons Coalition, April 1981
Publisher National Organization for Women, Houston Chapter; Coalition of Greater Houston National Organization for Women Chapters
Date April 1981
Description Broadside, Vol. 12, No. 4; Herizons, Vol. 6, No. 4
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  • Women--Political activity--Texas--Houston--Periodicals
  • Women--Texas--Periodicals
  • Women--Texas--Houston--Periodicals
  • Feminism--United States--Periodicals
  • Newsletters
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  • Houston, Texas
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  • periodicals
Language English
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Transcript April, 1981 BROADSIDE/HERIZONS Page 11 *********** A HISTORY OF ABORTION PRACTICES ************** By Yvonne Broach This is the first in a series of excerpts from Yvonne's speech regarding past abortion practices. We sincerely thank her for the extensive work she has done to put this piece together and for sharing it with us via the newsletter. ************** The National Organization for Women has been committed to the principle that reproductive decisions are a woman's personal decisions since the organization was founded. In 1967, N.O.W. made the repeal of criminal abortion laws a national priority. N.O.W. actually proposed a Constitutional amendment and a model state law which would have legalized abortion at that time. In nearly every year since, N.O.W. has resolved at it's national conventions to do whatever necessary to make abortion legal, safe, and available. This has been of fundamental importance to women because each of us has either personally experienced the dilemma of an unplanned, unwanted pregnancy or knows someone who has. The practice of abortion has not always been in the precarious state it has existed in for most of this century. It is one of the oldest means of birth control, almost as old as infanticide, and certainly more humane. The first recorded recipe for an abortion-producing drug was written in Egypt about 2600 B.C. Certainly other methods of abortion were also practiced by people all over the world, all through the ages. Until reliable tests for pregnancy were developed in the early 1900's, women could not know whether they had missed a menstrual period because they had become pregnant or because of some unnatural blockage of the menstrual flow. Early Catholic dogma, laid down by St. Augustine in the fourth century A.D., sanctioned abortion up to 80 days for a female fetus and up to 40 days for a male fetus. How women determined they were pregnant in such a short time (only 1-2 periods missed), and more interestingly, how they determined the sex of the fetus, must have involved a lot of witchcraft! *To be continued in the next issue of BROADSIDE/HERIZONS