Abortion has not always been a controversial topic in American politics. The modern debate can be traced back to physicians’ crusade against abortion in the second half of the 19th century, led by Harvard-educated and New England-based Horatio Robinson Storer. Storer launched the crusade in 1857, in part to criminalize abortion and in part to bring respect to the medical field in a time when doctors were not highly esteemed. This paper surveys Storer’s publications and correspondence and analyzes the motives and results of his campaign.
Johnson, Ryan. “A Movement for Change: Horatio Robinson Storer and Physicians’ Crusade Against Abortion.” James Madison Undergraduate Research Journal 4, no. 1 (2017): 13-23. Retrieved from http://commons.lib. jmu.edu/jmurj/vol4/iss1/2
Johnson, R. (2017). A movement for change: Horatio Robinson Storer and physicians’ crusade against abortion. James Madison Undergraduate Research Journal, 4(1), 13-23. Retrieved from http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/ jmurj/vol4/iss1/2