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Life in Arizona at the Time of the 1864 Abortion Law: A Women’s Rights Desert

In 1918, Dr. Rosa Goodrich Boido was arrested for performing an abortion on Dora Juhl, who wanted to end her pregnancy. Boido was charged under a 54-year-old law banning abortions. The Arizona Supreme Court recently ruled to enforce this law, sparking debate in the state legislature. The article highlights the lack of women’s rights in territorial Arizona, where women had limited autonomy. Boido was a prominent female doctor who was also involved in the suffrage movement. Despite her imprisonment, Arizona continued to enforce the abortion ban until Roe v. Wade in 1973.


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