“A man who assisted in autopsies in a big urban hospital, starting in the mid-1950s, describes the many deaths from botched abortions that he saw. “The deaths stopped overnight in 1973.” He never saw another in the 18 years before he retired. “That,” he says, “ought to tell people something about keeping abortion legal.”—
I am not joking when I say that women used to try ridiculous things to miscarry— drinking turpentine, purposefully falling down stairs, starving, purging, taking poisons, etc. It doesn’t matter what the reasons were— they were serious enough to do things like this.
I’ve read accounts of women inserting small explosives into their vaginas. Like, actual accounts, from doctors and nurses who tried to save them (spoiler alert: trying to blow up your womb will kill you).
When abortion was illegal, women put explosives in their vaginas. ANY anti-choice argument is invalid.