Um, Ink? Do you really need to be told that you now have the list of names of other historians who've written on the history of abortion in this country, a listing of various documents the author used (am sure the book itself would have a bibliography you could examine), and a nudge toward public court documents you could begin researching at your local library.<quoted text>
That paragraph in no ways supports the estimate of 2,000,000 abortions by observers. Sorry but you are reading something into this that isn't there.
If you're looking for some polling place during the Victorian era that corroborates the number of an estimated 2M illegal abortions performed, I doubt you'll find it. Why you expect me to is also a mystery. Why are you asking me to vouch for that number anyway? You think I have all the time in the world to peruse the author's bibliography and check out her sources one by one? I highly doubt the claim is an outright lie. It's an estimate. One you obviously don't like.