Abortion and Contraception in the Nineteenth Century

Simone M. Caron

in Who Chooses?

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print March 2008 | ISBN: 9780813031996
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813039220 | DOI:
Abortion and Contraception in the Nineteenth Century

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This chapter summarizes the national discourse on contraception and then examines the changing context for abortion and birth control in Rhode Island from the 1830s to the turn of the twentieth century. Nativism influenced the abortion statutes passed in that state, but legislators pursued their own course with regard to contraception.

Keywords: contraception; abortion; birth control; Rhode Island; reproductive policy; nativism

Chapter.  13542 words. 

Subjects: Social and Cultural History

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