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dc.creatorMalladi, Lakshmeeramya
dc.date2017-06-28en_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-28T17:45:55Z
dc.date.available2017-06-28T17:45:55Z
dc.date.created2017-06-28
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10776/11879
dc.description.abstractIn 1901, the Arizona Territorial Legislature codified territorial law that illegalized advertising, causing, or performing abortions anywhere in Arizona. The 1901 code, in conjunction with the federal Comstock Act, regulated the advertisement and accessibility of abortion services and contraceptives in Arizona. The Federal Comstock Act of 1873 had illegalized the distribution of material on contraceptives and abortions through the US Postal Services by labeling contraceptive and abortive material as obscene. After the passage of that federal law, many states and territories, including Arizona, enacted or codified state or territory-level anti-obscenity laws to augment the federal law's effects. Those laws became called Comstock laws, and Arizona's 1901 laws was its Comstock law. The Arizona Comstock law hindered Arizona women's access to abortion services until the mid twentieth century, when state and federal court decisions dismantled Comstock laws nationwide.en_US
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dc.publisherArizona State University. School of Life Sciences. Center for Biology and Society. Embryo Project Encyclopedia.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofEmbryo Project Encyclopediaen_US
dc.rightsCopyright Arizona Board of Regentsen_US
dc.subjectLawen_US
dc.subject.lcshObscenity (Law)en_US
dc.subject.lcshAbortion--Law and legislation--United Statesen_US
dc.subject.lcshAbortionen_US
dc.subject.lcshArizona Territoryen_US
dc.subject.lcshArizonaen_US
dc.subject.lcshArizona. Legislative Assemblyen_US
dc.subject.lcshBirth control clinicsen_US
dc.subject.lcshContraceptionen_US
dc.subject.lcshReproductive rightsen_US
dc.subject.lcshComstock, Anthony, 1844-1915en_US
dc.subject.lcshYoung Men's Christian Association of the City of New Yorken_US
dc.subject.lcshArizona. Supreme Courten_US
dc.subject.lcshNew York Society for the Suppression of Viceen_US
dc.subject.lcshUnited States Postal Serviceen_US
dc.subject.lcshPornographyen_US
dc.subject.lcshAdvertisementsen_US
dc.title1901 Arizona Comstock Lawen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.rights.licenseLicensed as Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/en_US
dc.subject.embryoLegalen_US
dc.subject.tagReproductive Health Arizonaen_US
dc.description.typeArticlesen_US
dc.date.createdstandard2017-06-28en_US
dc.contributer.editorGleason, Kevin M.en_US


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