May 13, 2004

Legends...

A little bit of "Urban Legend" updating from Hoystory. When you hear, as we often do, that "10,000 women used to die each year from illegal abortions," that figure is someone's estimate made in 1936!

"...By 1972, the year before the Roe vs. Wade decision, the Centers for Disease Control reported that 39 women died from illegal or self-induced abortions..."

Posted by John Weidner at May 13, 2004 8:41 AM
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