In her opinion piece this weekend Lynn Silver tries to normalize and downplay abortion procedures. Examples given include herbs used in colonial America and safe medical procedures in the early 1800s. She uses these as a way of showing America’s decline in present times. 

Do I need to remind Silver that in colonial America women were burned as witches and slavery was legal? Tuberculosis was a death sentence and almost half of children born didn’t make it to their fifth birthday. 

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