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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

are various. Sometimes it is through potent drugs, extensively 

advertised in newspapers claiming to be moral!--the advertisements so 

adroitly worded as to convey under a caution the precise information 

required of the liability of the drug to produce miscarriages. 

Sometimes the information is conveyed through secret circulars; but 

more commonly the deed is consummated by professed abortionists, who 

advertise themselves as such through innuendo, or through gaining this 

kind of repute by the frequent commission of the act. Not a few women, 

deterred by lingering modesty or some sense of shame, attempt and 

execute it upon themselves, and then volunteer to instruct and 

encourage others to go and do likewise."[40] 

 

[Footnote 40: Black.] 

 

Results of this Unnatural Crime.--It is the universal testimony of 

physicians that the effects of abortion are almost as deadly upon the 

mother as upon the child. The amount of suffering is vastly greater; 

for that of the child, if it suffer at all, is only momentary, in general, 

while the mother is doomed to a life of suffering, of misery, if she 

survives the shock of the terrible outrage against her nature. It has 

been proved by statistics that the danger of immediate death is _fifteen 

times as great as in natural childbirth_. A medical author of note 

asserts that a woman suffers more injury from one abortion than she 

would from twenty normal births. Says Dr. Gardner on this point:-- 

 

"We know that the popular idea is that women are worn out by the toil 

and wear connected with the raising of large families, and we can 

willingly concede something to this statement; but it is certainly far 

more observable that the efforts at the present day, made to avoid 

propagation, are ten thousand-fold more disastrous to the health and 

constitution, to say nothing of the demoralization of mind and heart, 

which cannot be estimated by red cheeks or physical vigor." 

 

An Unwelcome Child.--But suppose the mother does not succeed in her 

attempts against the life of her child, as she may not; what fearful 

results may follow! Who can doubt that the murderous intent of the 

mother will be stamped indelibly upon the character of the unwelcome 

child, giving it a natural propensity for the commission of murderous 

deeds? 

 

Then again--sickening thought--suppose the attempts to destroy the 

child are unsuccessful, resulting only in horrid mutilation of its 

tender form; when such a child is born, what terrible evidences may 

it bear in its crippled and misshapen body of the cruel outrage 

perpetrated upon it! That such cases do occur is certain from the 

following narrative, which we might confirm by others similar in 

character:-- 

 

"A lady, determined not to have any more children, went to a professed 

abortionist, and he attempted to effect the desired end by violence. 

With a pointed instrument the attempt was again and again made, but 

without the looked-for result. So vigorously was the effort made, that, 

astonished at no result being obtained, the individual stated that 


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