Blog Archives

Mar 3, 1873: Congress Bans Sending Obscene Materials Through the Mail

Congress enacts the so-called Comstock Law, making it illegal to send any “obscene, lewd, or lascivious” book through the mails. Also unlawful under the law is sending anything “designed or intended for the prevention of conception or procuring of abortion.”

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Uncategorized