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Ancient Abortion Methods that Make you Grateful for Modern Abortive Medicine and Technology Continued

December 29, 2016 11:11 am Published by Leave your thoughts

No matter how many years have passed, abortion still remains a subject of taboo among most societies. Seeing the passionate debates about abortion in the present however makes us forget that pregnancy termination has a long history, a deadly and dangerous one at that. Even if today, women can buy abortion pill online or otherwise access other methods for aborting, they’re not exactly pain free. Some these historical methods of aborting, however would make anyone grateful for modern medicine and technology, not to mention laws (where it’s legal to abort). Shaken / beaten or pounded brutally on abdomen The ancient Greeks had a lot of suggestions for women who were seeking to end their pregnancy. These women were counseled to do back-breaking labor, go horse-riding, throw themselves off the stairs, weightlifting, mountain-climbing, cliff-diving, jumping up and down and lastly being shaken by two strong men. On the other hand the oldest known portrayal of abortion is from Cambodia around 1150 AD. It depicts a demon from underworld hitting a woman on abdomen with a mallet to induce abortion. Other techniques used were brutal beatings with a meat pulverizer, bat and aggressive kneading on abdomen. Suppositories made of mouse dung, salt,... View Article

Why anti-abortion laws should be nullified?

December 8, 2016 11:45 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Since the abortion was first legalized in the US in 1973, in an unprecedented decision of the Supreme Court, abortion has legislatively, morally and politically attacked by many groups to have it banned. As per two different points of views, the subject of pregnancy termination has long been contested over time. This contention represented the views of modern women who seek the right to make their own reproductive choices. Even if three decades have passed since its legalization, many anti-abortions do not approve of pregnancy termination as according to them, it goes against nature or God’s will. The legality of abortion, however cannot rest on a number of people’s personal beliefs, therefore such laws cannot be enforced on the rest of the demographic. Enforcing an anti-abortion law is impossible A pregnancy doesn’t just constitute of carrying it till childbirth. Ideally, it includes proper planning (emotionally and financially) to raise the child. However, as reports shows, that is not always the case. There are still significant numbers of unintended pregnancies, notable enough to warrant the high number of abortions where it is legal and high amounts of illegal terminations where it is illegal. This symbolizes that pregnancy termination is just an... View Article