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History of legal abortion prior to Roe

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Legal abortion equals more abortion, and America’s history is proof of this

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Prior to the 1973 Roe v. Wade court decision, each state had its own abortion laws. Many had laws on the books banning it completely, but others legalized it in some form well before 1973. Roe didn’t become Roe overnight. We can trace its roots back more than a decade prior. And as is usually the case with abortion, once an inch is given, so to speak, those in favor of it tend take a mile. Here’s where it began:

1959: American Law Institute passes model penal code to liberalize abortion, the basis for Roe v. Wade

In 1959, the American Law Institute (A.L.I.), an organization of American lawyers and other elite members of the judiciary, whose mission was the reform of American law, proposed that therapeutic abortions should be legal. Although the first draft of the Model Penal Code to liberalize abortion was released on May 21, 1959, the final version was issued in 1962.

Image: American Law Institute-ALI model penal code on abortion (Image: CDC)

American Law Institute-ALI model penal code on abortion (Image: CDC)

The law proposed that “[a] licensed physician is justified in terminating a pregnancy if he believes there is a substantial risk:

(1) When continuation of pregnancy would gravely impair the physical and mental health of the mother; or

(2) When the child might be born with grave physical or mental defect; or

(3) When the pregnancy resulted from rape, incest, or other felonious intercourse.”

American Law Institute, Model Penal Code on Abortion (Image: Chicago Tribune, 1966)

The ALI’s Model Penal Code was the premise of the 1973 Supreme Court decision, Roe v. Wade. At that time a large percentage of states allowed abortion only when the woman’s life was endangered. By 1967, three states had liberalized it; according to Time.com, by 1968, four of five states—Colorado, North Carolina, Georgia and Maryland, had authorized it “if the child is likely to be born defective,” but “California did not sanction this ground because Governor Ronald Reagan threatened to veto any bill that included it.”

READ: Not just Nazis: The grisly history of research on abortion survivors

According to the Washington Post, “Through the mid-1960s, 44 states outlawed abortion in nearly all situations that did not threaten the life or health of the mother.”

In 1966, abortion was still illegal in all fifty states, according to Dr. and Mrs. John C. Willke. However, in 1966, Mississippi altered its existing law by adding rape as an indication for a hospital abortion, according to the CDC’s first abortion surveillance report in 1969. And, according to National Right To Life’s timeline, in 1954, Alabama permitted abortions for the mother’s physical health.

According to Dr. Willke, “The Bureau of Vital Statistics reported only 160 mothers had died from abortion in 1966 in the entire USA.”

1973: Abortion legalized nationwide by Supreme Court, with more than 600,000 abortions 

In 1969, the CDC estimates that there were 22,670 abortions. As more states began to legalize it, the numbers climbed dramatically. By 1970, the CDC reported 193,491, and the list went on:

1971: 485,816
1972: 586,760
1973: 615,831

After the U.S. Supreme Court decided to legalize abortion nationwide by a 7 to 2 decision in Roe v. Wade, the CDC Abortion Surveillance report from 1973 indicates that a total of 615,831 legal procedures were reported from 50 states and the District of Columbia and New York City.

Image: Abortions reported to CDC prior to 1973

Abortions reported to CDC prior to 1973

 

Alan F. Guttmacher, MD, who served as Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s president from 1962–1974, responded to the ruling by stating, “I think that to raise the dignity of woman and give her freedom of choice in this area is an extraordinary event. I think that Jan 22, 1973, will be a historic day.”

According to the CDC, in ten states, abortions outnumbered live births among teens 15 years and younger.

By race, the numbers broke down as follows:

  • 67.7% were white
  • 25.7% were Black or other races
  • 6.6% reported race was unknown

At the time the initial report was filed, the CDC reported that 51 deaths related to legal, illegal, and spontaneous abortions had been reported in 1973, and 71 in 1972. However, those reports were eventually updated.

READ: These Black leaders in history viewed abortion as Black genocide

In this table from the CDC report (shown below), 39 women died from illegal abortion in 1972, and 19 in 1973 while 24 died from legal abortion in 1972 and 25 died in 1973.

CDC Abortion deaths 1972 to 1990

Live Action News has previously documented how the abortion lobby falsely claimed that hundreds of thousands of women died annually from illegal terminations, in a deliberate effort to push abortion on the nation. Standing in stark contrast to this is the breakdown of the estimated numbers going back to 1930. Clearly, the claims that hundreds of thousands of women were dying was a complete falsehood — and Dr. Bernard Nathanson, founder of NARAL, later admitted as much:

Image: Illegal Abortion Deaths according to various sources, 1930 to 1979 – updated (Graph credit: Live Action News)

Illegal Abortion Deaths according to various sources, 1930 to 1979 – updated (Graph credit: Live Action News)

Roe v. Wade was filed by Norma McCorvey, known as ‘Roe,’ and was argued by Sarah Weddington. McCorvey would later admit that the claim that she had become pregnant through rape was fabricated. In fact, McCorvey’s child was never aborted. Her baby was born while the case was still being argued and she ultimately placed her child for adoption.

McCorvey became a staunch pro-life advocate and later expressed sorrow for her participation in the infamous court decision, working to overturn the case up until her passing in February of 2017 at the age of 69.

Click here for more details on state legalization prior to Roe.

  • This article is reprinted with permission. The original appeared here at Live Action News.

Meet baby Angel saved from abortion after being conceived in rape!

Posted in rape, Rape and Abortion with tags , , , , , , , , on May 28, 2014 by saynsumthn

Rae Angel

By Juda Myers – ChoicesForLife

A mother could barely breathe finding out that she was pregnant after being raped by a family member. Conceived in rape is hard enough but conceived in incest has even more trauma. Having the rapist constantly near is a huge fear. First thoughts were abortion. Her head was spinning and couldn’t seem to find any solutions. A sonographer from a pregnancy center called me asking if I could talk to this young woman. This mother was wanting to go to Planned Parenthood. I knew this was a matter of life and death. After listening to literally hundreds of women telling me the best thing that could have ever happened was their baby after rape and listening to 9 women tell me aborting a rape conceived baby was the worst thing to ever happen to them, I knew abortion wouldn’t be good for this young mother either. She had other children but many times women don’t realize they are mothers when they are pregnant and this baby was hers also.

This woman would never think of hurting her other children but not holding this one in her arms made it easy to detach herself. We talked but she kept saying she wanted to abort. I begged. I cried. I gave her logical reasons not to abort but when a person is panicked logic isn’t much help. Then I offered her money not to abort. I knew she was financially hurting and wanted to let her know that part of her worries was taken care of. SaveUnbornLife is really putting their money where their heart is and they have helped CHOICES4LIFE save babies before. More than once I’ve heard pregnant women and those who promote abortion talk about the financial aspect. But what is a human life worth? Today another young mother knows that answer. It is worth her life. Her child is her life and she now has no doubts about it.

Each time I’ve offered to help financially both during and after birth it has changed the minds of mothers carrying unplanned babies. So this mom also changed her mind. And after she no longer had that financial fear she said she was ashamed to have even considered abortion. That’s how strong the pressure is on women to abort. One thing I just cannot understand is why mothers are not considering adoption in such financial stress. There is no shame in adoption. It is heroic!

Well this young mother would never think of harming her precious Angel in anyway. She is so in love she named the baby Angel. Joy unspeakable is hers now because she chose life. CHOICES4LIFE honored her with a baby shower and even gave her a complete baby bed with sheets and bumper pads too. Mom has no regrets and is feeling great. The other children are thrilled to have a new member of the family. This baby is loved beyond words. CHOICES4LIFE will continue to support this mom and family with love, counseling, financial help and other resources when needed as this child grows to be a wonderful part of society. We save babies but we also save moms from the pain of abortion. She is so very grateful someone cared enough to stop her from making a horrible choice that would hurt for the rest of her life.

If you need help carrying a child to term or raising a child conceived in rape please contact us. If you’ve aborted or miscarried a baby conceived in rape we are here to help you also. We understand the value of your baby.

Juda Myers is available to speak/sing at any event. Please contact info@choicese4life.org

Rape victim on choosing life and not abortion

Posted in Abortion and rape with tags , , , , , on November 11, 2013 by saynsumthn