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abortion, health care access, nursing history, public health, women's health



  1. McSpedon, Corinne


ABSTRACT: The history of abortion in this country is more complex than suggested by the recent Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade. This article takes a closer look at the lengthy and nuanced history of the meanings and contexts of abortion in American history and AJN's archives, revealing the various roles played and challenges encountered by nurses then and now. A version of this article was first published July 11 on