Conjugal Sins Against the Laws of Life and Health, and Their Effects Upon the Father, Mother and Child

Conjugal Sins Against the Laws of Life and Health, and Their Effects Upon the Father, Mother and Child

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ...those to which they are ascribed. First, we have had during the last half century an immense emigration. Many of these deaths are owing to the severity of the passage, ship fever, etc. en route, and the miserable condition and want of many of the persons who have composed this emigration. Second, the increase of poverty and misery, and consequent malformations and osseous distortions of the mothers. I have myself delivered many hundred women with instruments in this city during the last twenty-five years, and they have almost universally been of foreign birth. Third, the statistics are now kept with far greater accuracy than ever before, so that no burials are now permitted without a physician's certificate, which is required by the Board of Health from every sexton. Fourth, the above quoted authors have barely touched upon the real matter in their writings on "the destructive methods " of removing the effects of pregnancy. Infanticide, as it is generally considered, (destroying a child after quickening, ) is of very rare occurrence in New York, whereas abortions (destroying the embryo before quickening), are of daily habit, in the families of the best informed and most religious; among those abounding in wealth, as well as among the poor and needy. The young girl, seduced and destined to obloquy and shame, be she rich or poor, will seek any means, even known sinful ones, to hide her sad fault; to her we give our tearful sym pathy, and society hesitatingly condemns her seemingly necessitated conduct. Could she secretly enter some private retreat, and after giving birth to her child then and there at a full time, and leave it for the charitable to bring up properly--as is done in the great cities of Europe--the consequences of the sin...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123659004X
  • 9781236590046