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I was thinking this page could use a history section and Roe v. Wade might be better there, because I've got some useful info on how abortion got legalized I'm going to add there right now. I won't move it though to see about feedback first. --Jzyehoshua 14:15, 14 July 2012 (PDT)

If its likely to be extensive - I would recommend starting the work on a separate page and then inserting an abstract of sort under a "history" heading in the main article. I might use history of abortion or something similar. --Ashcraft - (talk) 17:13, 14 July 2012 (PDT)
Alright - that Hall v. Lefkowitz section did get pretty lengthy. :D It's probably best that the quotes get kept out. I guess I overemphasized it a bit because I find it so fascinating that one of history's greatest judges issued a verdict against abortion several years before Roe v. Wade, and that almost nobody knows about this. The American Law Institute even has an award named in his honor:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Friendly#Legacy
So his writing against abortion there is something I probably over-quoted there. It does make for a fascinating sidenote though as long as it's kept more brief. --Jzyehoshua 00:45, 17 July 2012 (PDT)
Quotes do serve a purpose, but should be used sparingly. Including it in an article about Hall v. Lefkowitz is certainly appropriate. Concerning the NARAL quote - it standing alone with no historical context written seems terribly out of place. --Ashcraft - (talk) 06:56, 17 July 2012 (PDT)
I suppose I do need more detail in that section. I'd written it in a rush and hadn't looked that closely at it until now. Maybe some detail on statistics at the time would be appropriate if I can find it. --Jzyehoshua 09:48, 18 July 2012 (PDT)
Let me try to clarify. Its not detail that is lacking (i.e. statistics), but basic information. The NARAL section contains no information that informs the reader what NARAL is, much less what historical part they played in the legalization of abortion. Quotes should be used only as necessary to provide a statement from an expert in the field to substantiate the assertions of the written text. The section contain no written text to speak of - simply a lead-in to a quote. --Ashcraft - (talk) 10:59, 18 July 2012 (PDT)
Ohhh... okay. I can put more information about NARAL then, introduction. --Jzyehoshua 19:36, 18 July 2012 (PDT)