The first recorded evidence of an abortion comes from the ancient Egyptian Ebers Papyrus, in 1550 B.C. There is evidence of the practice occurring in other ancient civilisations like Greece and Rome as well.
The Ebers Papyrus
Trigger Warning: This post discusses abortion.
A while ago, I was walking through a Sydney suburb but my mind was a million miles away, as usual. I was so focussed on the the internal that I paid very little attention to my surroundings. I was simply wandering to my destination when I glanced up and saw something that jarred me out of my self-indulgent thoughts. This is what I saw: