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Abortion and spiritism

Abortion | The doctrine of ‘free love’ led many a married woman astray in the 19th century
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 1/11/20, 01:00 pm

Last Saturday, we examined the prostitution-abortion connection in America before the Civil War (see also “Abortion and legal minimalism”) but abortion was growing within another population group. Many observers commented about abortion among married women during the 1840s and 1850s.

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Abortion and prostitution

Abortion | Evidence suggests a close relationship between the two in 19th-century America
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 1/04/20, 09:35 am

We are mourning this month the Jan. 22, 1973, Roe v. Wade decision that led to an abortion surge, but we should remember that abortion was not unknown in America even before the Supreme Court’s full-frontal legalization.

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WORLD’s Top 25 articles for 2019

News Of The Year | Our year-end countdown of the stories that generated the most reader traffic
by Mickey McLean
Posted 12/28/19, 01:20 pm

Major magazine cover stories and features, thought-provoking Voices columns and reporter Journals, daily news reports from The Sift, and weekly Roundups covering important issues drew readers to WORLD’s website in 2019. The hot-button topics that grabbed your attention and made you click the share button included abortion, sexuality, immigration, and apostasy and scandal in the church.

Click the headline links in our Top 25 countdown and take a trip back through the past 12 months of WORLD’s Christian worldview reporting and commentary.

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