Abortion -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
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State of Ohio Court Documents Regarding an Abortion Trial of Ann Porter, 1829 September
File — Box 36: [Barcode: 32101070780356]
Scope and Contents Consists of six court documents related to the apprehension, arraignment, and imprisonment of Ann Porter, an Ohio woman accused and convicted of "murdering her infant child in her womb." At the time, abortion of pregnancy was legal under common law up until the point of "quickening" at which a pregnant person could feel the movements of the fetus. The documents include a manuscript warrant issued by Richard D. George, Justice of the Peace, commanding any constable of Urbana to apprehend...
Dates: 1829 September