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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

right to refuse the approaches of the male when unprepared to receive 

them without doing violence to the laws of her being. 

 

The Nature of the Crime.--"The married and well-to-do, who by means 

of medicines and operations produce abortions at early periods of 

pregnancy, have no excuse except the pretense that they do not consider 

it murder until the child quickens. 

 

"No, not murder, you say, for 'there has not been any life in the child.' 

Do not attempt to evade, even to man, a crime which cannot be hidden 

from the All-seeing. The poor mother has not herself felt the life of 

the child perhaps, but that is a quibble only of the laws of man, founded 

indeed upon the view, now universally recognized as incorrect, that 

the child's life began when its movements were first strong enough to 

be perceptible. There is, in fact, no moment after conception when it 

can be said that the child has not life, and the crime of destroying 

human life is as heinous and as sure before the period of 'quickening' 

has been attained as afterward. But you still defend your horrible deed 

by saying, 'Well, if there be, as you say, this mere animal life, 

equivalent at the most to simple vitality, there is no mind, no soul 

destroyed, and therefore, there is no crime committed.' Just so surely 

as one would destroy and root out of existence all the fowl in the world 

by destroying all the eggs in existence, so certain is it that you do 

by your act destroy the animal man in the egg, and the soul which 

animates it. When is the period that intelligence comes to the infant? 

Are its feeble first strugglings any evidence of its presence? Has it 

any appreciable quantity at birth? Has it any valuable, useful quantity 

even when a year old? When, then, is it, that destruction is harmless 

or comparatively sinless? While awaiting your metaphysical answer, I 

will tell you when it is sinful. Murder is always sinful, and murder 

is the willful destruction of a human being at any period of its 

existence, from its earliest germinal embryo to its final, simple, 

animal existence in aged decrepitude and complete mental 

imbecility."[38] 

 

[Footnote 38: Gardner.] 

 

"There are those who would fain make light of this crime by attempting 

to convince themselves and others that a child, while in embryo, has 

only a sort of vegetative life, not yet endowed with thought, and the 

ability to maintain an independent existence. If such a monstrous 

philosophy as this presents any justification for such an act, then 

the killing of a newly-born infant, or of an idiot, may be likewise 

justified. The destruction of the life of an unborn human being, for 

the reason that it is small, feeble, and innocently helpless, rather 

aggravates than palliates the crime. Every act of this kind, with its 

justification, is obviously akin to that savage philosophy which 

accounts it a matter of no moment, or rather a duty, to destroy feeble 

infants, or old, helpless fathers and mothers."[39] 

 

[Footnote 39: Black.] 

 

Instruments of Crime.--"The means through which abortions are effected 


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