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  •  Actually, I think it was illegal before then. (6+ / 0-)

    At least in most red states.

    Roe v. Wade was around 1970 or so.

    Of course, back alley abortions were also among the leading causes of death before then too, but conservatives didn't much care about that.

    "Michael Moore, who was filming a movie about corporate welfare called 'Capitalism: A Love Story,' sought and received incentives."

    by Bush Bites on Sun Mar 03, 2013 at 02:19:29 PM PST

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    •  There is no indication that it was less legal (1+ / 0-)
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      in red states than in blue states before Roe v. Wade, judging by Wikipedia.

      American exceptionalism is America's road to perdition.

      by Alexandre on Sun Mar 03, 2013 at 02:30:22 PM PST

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    •  To quote Broken Words again: (1+ / 0-)
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      A former president of the Southern Baptist Convention came out in support of Roe [upon its announcement] (“What is best for the mother and for the future should be allowed”), and the Baptist Press declared that “religious liberty, human equality and justice are advanced by the Supreme Court abortion decision.”

      American exceptionalism is America's road to perdition.

      by Alexandre on Sun Mar 03, 2013 at 02:46:36 PM PST

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      •  I live in GA or as I call it, SOuthern Baptist (1+ / 0-)
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        Central. They changed their minds pretty soon after--they elt the Catholics crank up the noise then jumped in. I KNOW because  in 74 I, as part of my job, compl0i;ed position papers form various groups--and they had already begun to decry it.

        The last time we mixed religion and politics people got burned at the stake.

        by irishwitch on Sun Mar 03, 2013 at 07:28:00 PM PST

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    •  Roe v Wade was decided in 1973 (1+ / 0-)
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      January 22, 1973, to be exact.

      Abortion was legalized in California in 1967 and in New York a year or two later.  I don't know the legal status in every state pre-Roe.

    •  January 1973. (1+ / 0-)
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      I was home between classes and heard it--and danced the happy dance because 2 of my friends in college had to drop out to get marries--which meant they lost their scholarships.

      The last time we mixed religion and politics people got burned at the stake.

      by irishwitch on Sun Mar 03, 2013 at 07:25:57 PM PST

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    •  I worked in a hospital pre RvW (0+ / 0-)

      And we used to get in 2-3 "septic abortions" a week.  And this was in a small town.

      After RvW, we didn't get anymore.

      Imagine that. . .

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