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CHAPTER-18-19
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afford to pay one hundred dollars is badly in need of a curettement. 

Oh, no. He does not perform an abortion. He merely curets the uterus. 

 

But to come back to Mrs. Smith. She went away from the indignant 

adamant doctor. But she was determined not to give birth to another 

child. She confided her trouble to a neighbor, who sent her to a 

midwife. The midwife was neither very expert, nor very clean. Mrs. 

Smith had to go to her two or three times. After bleeding for about 

ten days she developed blood poisoning, from which she died a few days 

later, at the early age of twenty-nine, leaving a disconsolate father, 

who in time to come will probably find consolation with another woman, 

and five motherless children, who will never find consolation. One 

may find a substitute for a wife, there is no substitute for a mother. 

 

And such tragedies are of daily occurrence. May the Lord have mercy on 

the souls of those who are responsible for them. 

 

Before I proceed further I wish to say that it is the terrible 

prevalence of the abortion evil, with its concomitant evils of 

infection, ill health, chronic invalidism and death, that more than 

any other single factor urges us in our birth control propaganda. And 

those who want to forbid the dissemination of any information about 

the prevention of conception are playing directly into the hands of 

the professional abortionists. They could not act any more zealously 

if they were in league with the latter and were paid by them. And 

having mentioned the subject of abortion, I wish to utter a note of 

warning. In our birth control propaganda, we must be very careful to 

keep the question of the prevention of conception and of abortion 

separate and apart. The stupid law puts the two in the same paragraph, 

some ignorant laymen and equally ignorant physicians treat the two as 

if they were the same thing, but we, in our speeches and our writings, 

must keep the two separate, we must show the people the essential 

difference between prevention and abortion, between refraining from 

creating life and destroying life already created; we must show the 

viciousness of meting out the same punishment for two things which are 

fundamentally different, different not only in degree but in kind--and 

it is only by thus keeping the two things apart, by showing that we 

stand for one thing--prevention--and not for the other--abortion, that 

we can ever gain the general sympathy of the public and the 

co-operation of the legislators. I do not say that there are not many 

cases in which the induction of abortion is not only justifiable, but 

imperative; but that is a different question, and the two issues must 

not be confused. And we would and should resent any attempt on the 


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