Abortion Is Safer Than Childbirth Essay
Roe v wade court case
An estimated 1.2 million women each year resorted to illegal abortion, despite the known hazards of frightening trips to dangerous locations in strange parts of town or doctors who were often marginal or unlicensed that could cause their deaths. The number of abortions increases significantly during the Great Depression and in the 1950 Hospitals start to form "therapeutic abortion boards" to decide whether doctors can perform an abortion only if the mother life is in danger. Planned Parenthood organizes a conference, "Abortion in the United States," in 1955. In 1958 a national discussion on reformed abortion laws. In 1960 Pat Maginnis founds the Society for Humane Abortion, and later becomes one of the first people to publicly campaign for legalizing abortion.