Today, March 2, 2013, we have finished work on a biography about Anthony Comstock. It was exactly 140 years ago today, on the eve of the passage of the Comstock Act, which was brought to the U.S. House floor on Saturday and passed on the Sabbath, that Comstock stressfully departed just after midnight out of a desire to honor God through obedience to the Fourth Commandment. After a restless night, he left it to the Lord and found out later that day, March 3, 1873, that the Postal Act of 1873 was written into law. This act outlawed obscenity, contraception and abortion. The Comstock era fully came to an end 100 years later with the passage of Roe v Wade and Doe v Bolton in 1973.
See last year’s blog post for more about this incredible story.