How the Comstock Act is Making a Comeback

Historians in the News
tags: abortion, civil liberties, contraception, reproductive freedom, Comstock Act



Lauren MacIvor Thompson discusses the origins of Anthony Comstock's crusade against obscenity, which enfolded information and medicine linked to contraception and abortion. Mary Ziegler discusses the breadth of the law and the possible consequences if it were revived today. 

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