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PREFACE
INTRODUCTION
REPRODUCTION-1
REPRODUCTION-2
REPRODUCTION-3
ANATOMY OF THE REPRODUCTIVE ORGANS-1
ANATOMY OF THE REPRODUCTIVE ORGANS-2
ANATOMY OF THE REPRODUCTIVE ORGANS-3
ANATOMY OF THE REPRODUCTIVE ORGANS-4
THE SEXUAL RELATIONS-1
THE SEXUAL RELATIONS-2
THE SEXUAL RELATIONS-3
THE SEXUAL RELATIONS-4
THE SEXUAL RELATIONS-15
CHASTITY-1
CHASTITY-2
CHASTITY-3
CONTINENCE
MARITAL EXCESSES-1
MARITAL EXCESSES-2
MARITAL EXCESSES-3
PREVENTION OF CONCEPTION:ITS EVILS AND DANGERS-1
PREVENTION OF CONCEPTION:ITS EVILS AND DANGERS-2
INFANTICIDE AND ABORTION
THE SOCIAL EVIL-1
THE SOCIAL EVIL-2
THE SOCIAL EVIL-3
SOLITARY VICE-1
SOLITARY VICE-2
RESULTS OF SECRET VICE-1
RESULTS OF SECRET VICE-2
EFFECTS IN FEMALES
CURATIVE TREATMENT OF THE EFFECTS OF SELF-ABUSE-1
CURATIVE TREATMENT OF THE EFFECTS OF SELF-ABUSE-2
CURATIVE TREATMENT OF THE EFFECTS OF SELF-ABUSE-3
A CHAPTER FOR BOYS-1
A CHAPTER FOR BOYS-2
A CHAPTER FOR BOYS-3
A CHAPTER FOR BOYS-4
A CHAPTER FOR GIRLS-1
A CHAPTER FOR GIRLS-2
A CHAPTER FOR GIRLS-3
INDEX

States, I am satisfied that we have become _a nation of murderers_."[35] 

 

[Footnote 35: Reamy.] 

 

Said a distinguished clergyman of Brooklyn in a sermon, "Why send 

missionaries to India when child-murder is here of daily, almost hourly, 

occurrence; aye, when the hand that puts money into the 

contribution-box to-day, yesterday or a month ago, or to-morrow, will 

murder her own unborn offspring? 

 

"The Hindoo mother, when she abandons her babe upon the sacred Ganges, 

is, contrary to her heart, obeying a supposed religious law, and you 

desire to convert her to your own worship of the Moloch of Fashion and 

Laziness and love of Greed. Out upon such hypocrisy!" 

 

Writers tell us that it has even become the boast of many women that 

they "know too much to have babies." 

 

Says the learned Dr. Storer, "Will the time come, think ye, when 

husbands can no longer, as they now frequently do, commit the crime 

of rape upon their unwilling wives, and persuade them or compel them 

to allow a still more dreadful violence to be wreaked upon the children 

nestling within them--children fully alive from the very moment of 

conception, that have already been fully detached from all organic 

connection with their parent, and only re-attached to her for the 

purposes of nutriment and growth, and to destroy whom 'is a crime of 

the same nature, both against our Maker and society, as to destroy an 

infant, a child, or a man?'"[36] 

 

[Footnote 36: "Is It I?"] 

 

Says another well-known author, "Ladies boast to each other of the 

impunity with which they have aborted, as they do of their expenditures, 

of their dress, of their success in society. There is a fashion in this, 

as in all other female customs, good and bad. The wretch whose account 

with the Almighty is heaviest with guilt too often becomes a 

heroine."[37] 

 

[Footnote 37: A Woman's Thoughts about Women.] 

 

Causes of the Crime.--Many influences may combine to cause the mother 

ruthlessly to destroy her helpless child: as, to conceal the results 

of sin; to avoid the burdens of maternity; to secure ease and freedom 

to travel, etc., or even from a false idea that maternity is vulgar; 

but it is true, beyond all question, that the primary cause of the sin 

is far back of all these influences. The most unstinted and scathing 

invectives are used in characterizing the criminality of a mother who 

takes the life of her unborn babe; but a word is seldom said of the 

one who forced upon her the circumstances which gave the unfortunate 

one existence. Though doctors, ministers, and moralists have said much 

on this subject, and written more, it is reasonable to suppose that 

they will never accomplish much of anything in the direction of reform 

until they recognize the part the man acts in all of these sad cases, 

and begin to demand reform where it is most needed, and where its 

achievement will effect the most good. As was observed in the remarks 

upon the subject of "Prevention of Conception," this evil has its origin 

in "marital excesses," and in a disregard of the natural law which makes 

the female the sole proprietor of her own body, and gives to her the 


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