- January 24th, 2021, 1:49 pm
I am whole-life (anti-abortion, anti-war, anti-death penalty, etc)
So, I see RvW being discussed. Perhaps yal are not aware, but overturning RvW would not ban abortion. Abortion was legal in every state until the late 1800's, even the early Puritans practiced it (with the majority of brides being pregnant on their wedding day). It wasn't until the late 1800's that certain states began banning abortion outright or restricting it. But, plot twist, most people in the US had access to legal abortion facilities within their own state when RvW was brought to court.
What is particularly ironic is that Margaret Sanger was actually for the prevention of conception, but not abortion. In fact, she straight up blasted abortionists as butchers and she wanted to reduce women's use of them. Sanger's fight was to make it legal for women to get actual information on how their bodies functioned from a doctor (yes, it was illegal to learn about) and know about how to prevent conception during intercourse (yes, that was illegal to even know about). Sanger's work centered around the problem of poor mothers having huge numbers of children that either died extremely young or entered adulthood never being loved and cared for properly (thus overwhelming the legal system with violent criminals or being a financial blight on the system otherwise). Even the accusations of racism are unfounded. Sanger straight up told a racist man, who had told her to focus on black people first, to scram. She spoke to group of KKK wives and said it was the weirdest experience she ever had and that she feared for her life, especially since if she were to even mention abortion the women would have acted like (in the modern vernacular) Karens. Her books were actually banned and burned by Hitler because she dared to fund anti-Hitler militants in Germany before that was a cool thing to do.