When Abortion Was Illegal, Women Were Not Jailed for Having Abortions. Here’s Why

The political claim—that women were or will be prosecuted or jailed under abortion laws—has been made so frequently by Planned Parenthood, NARAL, and NOW over the past 40 years that it has become an urban legend. It shows the astonishing power of contemporary media to make a complete falsehood into a truism. For 30 years, … Continue reading When Abortion Was Illegal, Women Were Not Jailed for Having Abortions. Here’s Why