Summary by Ground NewsWhen the law that bans virtually all abortions in Arizona originated in 1864, obstetrics was so far removed from what it is today. It wasn't even common practice for doctors to wash their hands before they delivered a baby. The vast majority of women give birth at home, with the help of a midwife. Less than 10% of births happen in a hospital and around half of births are attended by midwives.
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AZ abortion ban: What we didn’t know about labor & birth in 1864
The following is a timeline of important developments in obstetrics and birth control between when the law that bans virtually all abortions in Arizona originated in 1864 and 2022, along with a few important historical markers for context.
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