Abortion in the Early American Press: Secular and Catholic Approaches to the Pre-Born Child

  title={Abortion in the Early American Press: Secular and Catholic Approaches to the Pre-Born Child},
  author={Ralph R. Frasca},
  journal={U.S. Catholic Historian},
  pages={27 - 51}
  • R. Frasca
  • Published 2016
  • History
  • U.S. Catholic Historian
When discussing abortion, the contemporary press commonly focuses on the political and reproductive-rights aspects of the issue, ignoring the person-hood of the unborn child. Many logically assume the dehumanization of the unborn child began with the 1973 Supreme Court decisions legalizing abortion. It is equally logical to assume that before 1973, when most forms of abortion were crimes, the press and governments acknowledged and sympathized with the unborn child victim. However, newspapers… Expand
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