Category Archives: Feminist Legal History

The Sewall-Belmont House and Museum in Washington, DC

From the Museum’s webpage:   The Sewall-Belmont House and Museum, on Capitol Hill, explores the evolving role of women and their contributions to society through the continuing, and often untold, story of women’s pursuit for equality. The Museum is the … Continue reading

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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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