I’m not looking to begin a discussion, I’m just pointing something I don’t’ think I knew before:
The hippocratic oath, traditionally taken by physicians includes a point that reads:
Nor will I give a woman a pessary to procure abortion.
The Oath was written by Hippocrates* (460 BC – 370 BC), an ancient Greek physician, recognized the evils of abortion.
* The authorship is in dispute and it may have been written after his death.