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Who Chooses?American Reproductive History since 1830$

Simone M. Caron

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780813031996

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813031996.001.0001

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(p.263) Appendix D

(p.263) Appendix D

1861 Rhode Island Abortion Statute

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(p.263) Appendix D

1861 Rhode Island Abortion Statute

Every person who shall be convicted of wilfully administering to any pregnant woman, or to any woman supposed by such person to be pregnant, anything whatever, or shall employ any means whatever, with intent thereby to procure the miscarriage of such woman, unless the same is necessary to preserve her life, shall be imprisoned not exceeding one year, or fined not exceeding one thousand dollars.

Source: Chapter 371, Acts and Resolves of the General Assembly of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantation (Providence: A. Crawford Greene, 1861), 133. (p.264)