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1893 newspaper advertisement for cotton root, an abortifacient, termed a "female regulator"
1893 newspaper advertisement for cotton root, an abortifacient, termed a "female regulator"
A Romney/Ryan campaign button identifies the prolife cause with the Republican Party.
A Romney/Ryan campaign button identifies the prolife cause with the Republican Party.
An Obama bumper sticker identifies the prochoice cause with the Democratic Party.
An Obama bumper sticker identifies the prochoice cause with the Democratic Party.
Birth control advocate Margaret Sanger was prosecuted under the Comstock Act.
Birth control advocate Margaret Sanger was prosecuted under the Comstock Act.
Demonstrators hold signs at the 2009 March for Life in Washington, D.C.
Demonstrators hold signs at the 2009 March for Life in Washington, D.C.

Source: photo by John Stephen Dwyer

Depiction of doctors from an 1888 exposé in the Chicago Times
Depiction of doctors from an 1888 exposé in the Chicago Times

An 1888 exposé in the Chicago Times represented the difference between the good doctors who did not perform abortions and the bad doctors who did by depicting the "reputable" physician (left) as distinguished but not opulent and the physician-abortionist (right) as a man decked out in furs and top hat. 

Dr. Horatio Robinson Storer, who led a crusade against abortion in the late 1800s.
Dr. Horatio Robinson Storer, who led a crusade against abortion in the late 1800s.

Source: Public Domain

Drawing from a 13th-century manuscript depicting a pregnant woman in repose, while another holds some pennyroyal in one hand and prepares a concoction using a mortar and pestle with the other. Pennyroyal was historically used as an herbal abortifacient.
Drawing from a 13th-century manuscript depicting a pregnant woman in repose, while another holds some pennyroyal in one hand and prepares a concoction using a mortar and pestle with the other. Pennyroyal was historically used as an herbal abortifacient.

Source: Pseudo-Apuleius's Herbarium

German demonstrators rally in favor of abortion rights in September 2009.
German demonstrators rally in favor of abortion rights in September 2009.

Source: photo by Peer Grimm

Ludwig Quessel, a German journalist who warned the "specter of a birth-strike" was haunting Europe at the turn of the 20th century
Ludwig Quessel, a German journalist who warned the "specter of a birth-strike" was haunting Europe at the turn of the 20th century
Pennyroyal, an herbal abortifacient
Pennyroyal, an herbal abortifacient
Pope Pius IX declared in 1869 that an embryo was a human being with a soul from the time of conception.
Pope Pius IX declared in 1869 that an embryo was a human being with a soul from the time of conception.
Representative Todd Akin of Missouri, who made inflammatory comments about abortion in August 2012.
Representative Todd Akin of Missouri, who made inflammatory comments about abortion in August 2012.
Soviet poster circa 1925, warning against midwives performing abortions. Translation: "Miscarriages induced by either trained or self-taught midwives not only maim the woman, they also often lead to death."
Soviet poster circa 1925, warning against midwives performing abortions. Translation: "Miscarriages induced by either trained or self-taught midwives not only maim the woman, they also often lead to death."
St. Augustine, who theorized in the fifth century that the soul enters the body only after the body is fully formed
St. Augustine, who theorized in the fifth century that the soul enters the body only after the body is fully formed
This Prolife Across America billboard features an adorable full-term baby.
This Prolife Across America billboard features an adorable full-term baby.
Ultrasound of an embryo at eight weeks
Ultrasound of an embryo at eight weeks