Urbanization In America In The 1800s

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However, as America started maturing. Towns grew into cities, railroads were built, urbanization increased. Large families were an inconvenience was jobs were scarce, and abortion became more and more popular. Meanwhile in Great Britain 1803, the Ellenborough and Lansdowne Acts were passed. “An Act for the further Prevention of malicious shooting, attempting to discharge loaded firearms, stabbing, cutting, wounding, poisoning, and the malicious using of Means to procure the Miscarriage of Women… An act to prevent the destroying and murthering of Bastard Children; and for making other Provisions in lieu thereof.”

America took its cue from England, however, and the first piece of abortion legislation came with the Georgia Penal Code for 1811,

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