Links Between Persecution of Witches and Criminalizing Abortion

The Fall issue of Bust magazine includes a lengthy article about how the criminalization of witchcraft and abortion went hand in hand, being promoted by allied forces religious zealotry and intolerance. The posted description of the article says:

Pennyroyal Tea Women who perform abortions have always been targeted by enemies of bodily autonomy. But in the era of widespread witch hunts, providing this type of service could cost a healer her life.  By Sarah Lyons

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some of the books the author used for research include:

Towards a Demographic History of Abortion by Etienne van de Walle

William & Mary Journal of Race, Gender and Social Justice by Carla Spivack

Frater Lux Ad Mundi

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