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Fri May 13, 2022, 04:33 AM

alito was wrong when he wrote "a right to abortion is not deeply rooted in the nation's history

or traditions"

ben franklin had an abortifacient recipe in a book he edited for colonists to learn basic info such as reading, math, and even how to terminate an unwanted pregnancy!


One such addition to make the book more relevant to the colonists was the inclusion of some of The Poor Planterís Physician, a medical pamphlet published in 1734by John Tennent, a Virginia doctor, and, I am sure, judging by his reputation, was included because it was important to Franklin and to many others in the colonies.

Population growth was important to the colonies, but too many kids in one family could ruin that familyís ability to support itself, so the number of children in a family was important but too many could cause problems. You may have needed a kid to replace a lost child because they were needed to help the family, but an extra kid was a burden especially in places outside the big cities like Boston and Philadelphia.

Because of this, Franklin included Tennentís formula for dealing with the interruption of Menses because of a pregnancy. Considering this book was meant for people throughout the colonies to learn reading, writing, arithmetic, and other basic information, such an inclusion would imply that there was a need for this information by the general public.

Tennent prescribed Angelica, an herb known to be an effective abortifacient in the early stages of pregnancy and had been known as such for thousands of years, and his formula included several herbal abortifacients known at the time.


more at link
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/5/9/2096935/-BENJAMIN-FRANKLIN-DETHRONED-AS-A-FOUNDING-FATHER


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Reply alito was wrong when he wrote "a right to abortion is not deeply rooted in the nation's history (Original post)
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Response to orleans (Original post)

Fri May 13, 2022, 04:35 AM

1. Absolutely WRONG.

(and, may I suggest, he's not so wrong just because of his Catholicism.)

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Response to orleans (Original post)

Fri May 13, 2022, 05:31 AM

2. Obviously, aLitoPOS just makes it up as he goes along... no way we will let this stand!!

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Response to orleans (Original post)

Fri May 13, 2022, 06:06 AM

3. ;-{)🖖‍

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Response to orleans (Original post)

Fri May 13, 2022, 07:02 AM

4. To be fair the fathers meant men have a right not to bear babies

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Response to orleans (Original post)

Fri May 13, 2022, 07:06 AM

5. Watch the right wing ban and burn this book

Next

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Response to orleans (Original post)

Fri May 13, 2022, 07:15 AM

6. The 1898 Sears&Roebuck catalog listed a drug for "female troubles".

It was an abortifacient consisting of dried pennyroyal, rue and tansy. Those herbs can cause intense uterine contractions.

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Response to sarge43 (Reply #6)

Fri May 13, 2022, 07:36 AM

8. By that time abortifacients were explicitly banned through the so-called Comstock Act

Ironically, the nation's history has long connected the banning of books with the banning of abortifacients. The Sears entry is in code precisely because it would have violated the Comstock Act otherwise.

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Response to orleans (Original post)

Fri May 13, 2022, 07:27 AM

7. Slavery was a long held tradition

And witch trials were considered the norm. Alito is a fraud and is owed a full refund from any institution bestowing credentials on him.

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