Category Archives: Feminist Legal History

Call for Proposals: Berkshire Conference on the History of Women

Fourteenth Berkshire Conference on the History of Women Continuities and Changes June 12-15, 2008 – Conference Homepage CALL FOR PAPERS The 14th Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, “Continuities and Changes” will be held June 12-15, 2008, at the … Continue reading

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Life of a Doctor Who Performed Abortions “Pre-Roe”

Aspazia at Mad Melancholic Feminista has a post up about a research project she undertook about the life of William Jennings Bryan Henrie, a Pre-Roe abortion-performing doctor from Grove, Oklahoma. You can read about the series on the interviews she … Continue reading

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Forced Sterilizations in SC

A local politician, Charleston SC City Councilor Larry Shirley, recently made this public pronouncement, which he later characterized as “starting a dialogue about reducing crime”: “We pick up stray animals and spay them. These mothers need to be spayed if … Continue reading

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Colonial Maryland in 1656: Test Jurisdiction for Abortion Prosecutions?

  As you got up on September 22, I doubt you gave a thought to Judith Catchpole.   Ever hear of her?   On September 22, 1656 in the Royal Colony of Maryland she was tried for the murder of … Continue reading

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