In the 18th century and until about 1880, abortions were allowed under common law and widely practiced. The motivations for anti-abortion laws varied from state to state. During the 1800s, all surgical procedures, including abortion, were extremely risky. Hospitals were not common, antiseptics were unknown, and even the most respected doctors had only primitive medical educations. Without today’s current technology, maternal and infant mortality rates during childbirth were extraordinarily high.
The Catholic Church has several views on abortion, that life begins at conception, doctors are also committing sins when preforming abortion, and various alternative options.
Life starts at conception
In "Declaration on Procured Abortion " by the Vatican in 1974 Pope Paul addresses the thought of abortion. The article makes clear that there is involvement of sin of any procured abortion and there can be no excuse due to the mothers personal problem. The right to life is indicated as the predecessor to all other rights. Technically the fundamental right can't not be grate or taken away by society or law because they are not capable of making such decision, only God can. Overall, this document reiterates the Church’s belief that life must be respected from conception to natural death and declines that abortion may be permissible under any circumstances
The Church also explains that the doctoral part of an abortion is just as much to question as the person having the abortion. Doctors are suppose to help human lives and protect them from all harm they literally take an oath saying thin. So, preforming an abortion is not doing there jobs in the eyes of the church.
The church has many different organizations in place that can help a women through an unplanned preganancy and even after. There are clinics set up that will help a women get the prenatal care she needs even if she can't afford it. Some Catholic Churches, provide free child care for teen mothers so they can finish school. There are even ministries that will help a mother through the adoption processes to ensure the baby ends up in a good home. All of these are in place to show a woman who may think she's alone and has no other choice but abortion that there are people here to help and that she can choose life.