Abortion - in the 17th Century

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  1. Salty

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  2. Aaron

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    "Recipes for herbal potions including pennyroyal, savin and other plants capable of “bringing on the menses” were common in home medical guides of the period."

    Was the pun intended?
     
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    I think one would do well to look at the second comment after the article.
     
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    Mistletoe tea was used to abort/miscarry fetuses also. If it was too strong it could kill the adult also. Supposedly prostitutes back in the 18th, 19th centuries knew the correct proportions to make the tea.
     
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    "Fetuses" are unborn children.
     
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    Yes, they are. They are also "fetuses." There's nothing incorrect about saying this.
     
  7. Salty

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    Its in the motivation. Fetus is a scientific term.

    When people use it to avoid saying baby - well thats another story - aborting a fetus doesn't sound as bad as aborting a baby!
     
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    They are children, human beings, not some blob called fetuses. It is a medical term used to dehumanize them. And yes there is something very wrong with it.
     
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    Something I read recently.....during the Roman Empire, when people were to be executed, the policy was NOT to slaughter a pregnant woman until after the birth of her baby.....I have often found Roman civilisation rather barbaric from where I stand, but hey....I found that quite profound!:thumbs:
     
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    maybe they induce birth one way or the other ? just kidding.
    :thumbsup:
     

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