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Item #47146 Criminal Abortion: Its Nature, Its Evidence, and Its Law. Horatio R. Storer, Franklin Fiske Heard.

Criminal Abortion: Its Nature, Its Evidence, and Its Law.

Storer, Horatio R., and Franklin Fiske Heard. Criminal Abortion: Its Nature, Its Evidence, and Its Law. Originally published: Boston: Little, Brown, 1868. viii, 215 pp. Reprinted 2008 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584777670; ISBN-10: 1584777672. Smyth sewn, gilt stamped, brown cloth hardcover. New. $25. * Containing both medical and legal perspectives, Criminal Abortion is an important document from the early decades of the anti-abortion crusade. Dr. Storer led the medical campaign against abortion during the second half of the nineteenth century. His efforts were supported by Heard, a notable jurist and legal scholar. The motivations for both men were in part moral, but also stemmed from racism, xenophobia and sexism. They were horrified by declining birthrates among Americans of Anglo-Saxon ancestry and the influx of immigrants, many of them non-white, Catholic and Jewish. In their minds abortion in the non-immigrant community, which they attributed to feminism and moral deterioration, would lead to national and civilizational decline. "The legal portion of the work will probably be of the greatest practical use. This seems to be a very full and thorough collection of all the statutes and cases of value relating to the subject." --3 American Law Review 149 1868 HORATIO R. STORER [1830-1922] received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School in 1853. He specialized in gynecology in his Boston medical practice. Well-known as an anti-abortion advocate, he published widely in medical journals and wrote several popular pamphlets against abortion, including Why Not? A Book for Every Woman (1866) and Is it I? A Book for Every Man (1867). From 1865-1867 he was professor of obstetrics and medical jurisprudence at Berkshire Medical Institution and received his LL.B. from Harvard Law School in 1868. FRANKLIN FISKE HEARD [1825-1889] was a Boston lawyer and coauthor, with John William Wallace of the fourth edition of The Reporters (1882). He was the author of The Principles of Criminal Pleading (1879), Shakespeare as a Lawyer (1883) and other titles.

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