Abortion has been around as long as man has been around.<quoted text>
We didn't have these kinds of problems with our younger generation thirty-odd years ago.
Abortion has been around for thirty-odd years.
Is that just a coincidence?
I thought you were a teacher?? HAHA
You are so unaware, it is truly amazing.
Abortion in the Ancient and Premodern World
A History of Traditional Methods
While modern technology is quite new in historical terms, the practice of abortion and menstrual "regulation" is ancient. Traditional methods have been handed down for hundreds of generations and herbal and other methods have roots in the distant past. It should be noted that many ancient and medieval methods and preparations are extremely risky and many are not at all effective, so experimentation is quite unwise.
We know abortion was practiced in biblical times from the passage in Numbers (note 1) where alleged infidelity is tested by giving an abortifacient potion to an accused pregnant woman. The "bitter water" used to "bring on the curse" may have been quinine or several of other herbal and natural concoctions that are considered emmagogues, or drugs that bring on menstruation.