Know you are a history buff and I read your posts just don’t comment on them. Don’t know how much of this history you know of but thought I’d ping you anyway. I know the history of this way back to the 1700’s in America, yes women were trying abortions back then too.
During ancient times there was a plant, Silphium, that apparently used as a contraceptive and abortifacient. Whether or not it worked as advertised, it was harvested to extinction during the time of the Roman Empire.