Knitting Needles and Drinking Lye: How Women Ended Pregnancies Before ‘Roe’

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Knitting Needles and Drinking Lye: How Women Ended Pregnancies Before ‘Roe’

Jennifer Camper

On this anniversary of the landmark 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision, illustrator Jennifer Camper's visual guide is a sobering reminder of the many methods women have used to terminate pregnancies when abortion was not legal or available. The comic was first published in the Comics for Choice anthology.