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    • “Misericordia et Misera” Section 12 (2016) by Pope Francis of the Catholic Church 

      Cleveland, Claire
      Misericordia et Misera (Mercy with Misery) was a letter written by Pope Francis and published in Rome, Italy, on 20 November 2016. Through the letter, Pope Francis gives priests the ability to grant forgiveness for abortion. ...
    • De Monstruorum Causis, Natura et Differentiis (On the Reasons, Nature and Differences of Monsters) (1616), by Fortunio Liceti 

      Guerrero, Anna
      In 1616 in Padua, Italy, Fortunio Liceti, a professor of natural philosophy and medicine, wrote and published the first edition of De Monstruorum Causis, Natura et Differentiis (On the Reasons, Nature, and Differences of ...
    • She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry (2014) by Mary Dore 

      Horwitz, Rainey
      In 2014, Mary Dore directed the documentary 'She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry,' which details the events and accomplishments of the women’s liberation movement from 1966 to the early 1970s in the United States. The film ...
    • “Some of the Uses of Electricity in Gynecology,” (1901) by William Henry Walling 

      Horwitz, Rainey
      In 1901, physician William Henry Walling published the article, Some of the Uses of Electricity in Gynecology, in the January issue of the American Gynecological and Obstetrical Journal. Walling was a practicing gynecologist ...
    • Trial of Madame Restell (Ann Lohman) for Abortion (1841) 

      Horwitz, Rainey
      In the spring of 1841, abortionist Ann Lohman, called Madame Restell, was convicted for crimes against one of her abortion clients, Maria Purdy. In a deathbed confession, Purdy admitted that she had received an abortion ...
    • United States v. Milan Vuitch (1971) 

      Higginbotham, Victoria
      In the 1971 court case United States v. Milan Vuitch, hereafter US v. Vuitch, the US Supreme Court ruled that a Washington, DC law was constitutional by overturning a 1969 district court decision. Beginning in the early ...
    • Vaginal Speculum (after 1800) 

      Horwitz, Rainey
      A vaginal speculum is a medical device that allows physicians and health providers to better view a woman’s cervix and vagina during pelvic exams. Most specula are made of metal and plastic, and physicians insert a portion ...
    • The Woman Rebel (1914) 

      Horwitz, Rainey
      In the early twentieth century, birth control advocate Margaret Sanger published eight issues of a feminist magazine called The Woman Rebel. During this time, discussion of sex education, birth control, and ...