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It is not to destroy the Children who feel nothing that I contend for. but to save the Mothers Parents who feel every thing
If your Humanity teaches you to create misery when without necessity you can avoid it, I will have
none of it — It is a foppish pretence — [I hate] the thoughts of it. are odious

Dr Hunter whose tenderness, if tenderness that quality were rare among the faculty, would be a proverb proverbial
& has gone hand in hand with his rare judgment in lifting him to that exalted station in the profession
which he holds professes shows declares in his Lectures that new born Children have no feeling — Those
agonies of the suffering mother must, if it be not altogether in vain to reason upon the feeling to conjecture what may be the feelings of others be not a vain
task altogether of others, of all agonies be the most intense.


The Legislature which to which care they owe their lives has preserved them life will have acquired a right which every
one will allow to be a good or
the best imaginable most perfect to dispose of them

SENTIMENT. A Woman, rather than the lifeless body
of her husband, would rather have
the Undertaker burnt who escorts
it to the grave — But this is
not the sentiment of the Legislator
A Poet

The Legislator may say Mortal Cannot
I cannot extirpate Fornication
I cannot stop the current of the Blood that flows to the spermatic along the spermatic Artery & into the
I cannot intercept the nerves in their ramification till the right words shall have
bid the one to flow & the other to possess their Station —

But I can do one thing if the Legislation would give me leave, to render it less reduce its growth
& another to render it not mischievous: at least to render it much less so.

who will be content to exasperate rather than seem to abandon the hopes of cure, & save appearances of any It is a lesson as difficult to learn as any that can be taught, not to bear with those
evils mischief which it is impracticable to prevent. it

Those pedantic practitioners in legislation who like would rather kill a patient as Hippocrates directs than relieve cure against his rules. It was a small thing to compell Mothers by a Law Solon's Law was a cruel one? — Why? to part from their Children — But
upon the supposition the mothers of their children wish for nothing so much as to be
rid of them — there is therefore on this score no cruelty in the case

It is difficult One has an unpleasant task to combat with those seen when they fly who seize at once on the strong hold
of popular prejudice, & turn the weaknesses of mankind to the profit of their opinion.


It is to me as convincing an experiment as it is possible for me to be in a Science where it is so difficult
for all the influencing circumstances to be taken in

HOMICIDE Casual of Infants _ Sentiment _ Fornication [BR][10]

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