Horatio Robinson Storer, M.D. (1830-1922)

Dr. Frederick Dyer, Ph.D., has created an extensive archive of materials about Horatio Robinson Storer, M.D. (1830-1922), one of the early physicians who crusaded against abortion in the second half of the 19th century. According to the web page, Storer, a Boston physician, was not only instrumental in getting anti-abortion laws on the books in various states (with the cooperation of the AMA), but also was one of the founders of the discipline of gynecology.

There are links to Storer’s personal journals, letters, books, articles, the Journal of the Gynecological Society of Boston, which he founded, and others.

Anyone who is interested in the history of abortion and abortion laws in the U.S. should check this one out.

HT David Moberg


Robert Gotcher is a dogmatic and moral theologian and long-time member of UFL who received his Ph.D. from Marquette University. He and his wife, Kathy, are raising their seven children in Franklin, Wisconsin.