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Good article on abortion history in US



The view from centuries ago

In the 18th century and until about 1880, abortions were allowed under common law and widely practiced. They were illegal only after “quickening,” the highly subjective term used to describe when pregnant women could feel the fetus moving, Reagan said.

“At conception and the earliest stage of pregnancy, before quickening, no one believed that a human life existed; not even the Catholic Church took this view,” Reagan wrote. “Rather, the popular ethic regarding abortion and common law were grounded in the female experience of their own bodies.”

Though it is considered taboo in Christian traditions, until the mid-19th century, “the Catholic Church implicitly accepted early abortions prior to ensoulment,” she explained. “Not until 1869, at about the same time that abortion became politicized in this country, did the church condemn abortion; in 1895, it condemned therapeutic abortion,” meaning procedures to save a woman’s life.

Abortions would become criminalized by 1880, except when necessary to save a woman’s life, not at the urging of social or religious conservatives but under pressure from the medical establishment – and the very organization that today speaks out in support of abortion access, Reagan explained.

Posted by alwaysinasnit | Wed Dec 1, 2021, 07:57 PM (2 replies)

Marjorie Taylor Greene brutally trolled by Adam Kinzinger



Late Friday, the controversial Georgia Republican lashed out at the thirteen that she called "traitors" and said the bill that will provide much-needed funds for infrastructure projects is evidence of creeping "communism."

That led Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) to mock Taylor Greene for her freak-out while also getting in a jab at her previous "Jewish space lasers" comments.

Providing a screenshot of Taylor Greene's tweet where she ranted, "These are the 13 "Republicans" who handed over their voting cards to Nancy Pelosi to pass Joe Biden's Communist takeover of America via so-called infrastructure," Kinzinger -- whose name was on the list -- fired back: "Infrastructure=communism is a new one. Eisenhower's interstate system should be torn up or else the commies will be able to conveniently drive! Red Dawn in real life."

Not content with that, he added, "Also I'm assuming that the 'Republicans' being in quotes implies that if you don't believe in Jewish space lasers, and believe in roads, you aren't a real Republican."

Posted by alwaysinasnit | Sat Nov 6, 2021, 01:55 PM (23 replies)
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