Abortion in Colorado Part One

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I recall an article, probably in the Post, from 1977 or so about a young local woman who died from a self-induced abortion using pennyroyal oil. We had never heard of pennyroyal as an abortifacient. I notice that pennyroyal is mentioned in your article. People at the time often drank pennyroyal tea, a very different product from the oil.

Diane, I am not surprised. Many herbal remedy books still promote pennyroyal as an abortifacient. The wrong dosage can often lead to catastrophic outcomes. 

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