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.

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