From the November, 2006 issue of Touchstone
abortion Fighting Herod by John F. Quinn

Fighting Herod

The Physicians’ Crusade Against Abortion
by Frederick N. Dyer
Science History Publications, 2005
(354 pages, $39.95, hardcover)

reviewed by John F. Quinn

Most Americans, even those who follow the contemporary abortion controversy closely, would surely be surprised to learn that the American Medical Association (AMA) spearheaded a campaign for stricter abortion laws almost since its beginning in the mid-nineteenth century. The doctors were ably assisted in their efforts by feminists such as Susan B. Anthony and by the editors of newspapers such as the New York Times.

For pro-abortion scholars, explaining how so many well-educated, reform-minded people could hold such vi . . .


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