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This is related to zines because it has to do with the postal system? (Sure!) Anyway while perusing the USPS site I came across this:
Any article or thing designed, adapted, or intended for producing a...permitted in the mail (18 USC 1461).
Unsolicited samples of an article or thing designed, adapted, or in...preventing conception is permitted in the mail only when sent to a manufacturer or a dealer of such an article or things, to a licensed physician or surgeon, or to a nurse, pharmacist, druggist, hospital, or clinic (39 USC 3001; 18 USC 1461).
this messes up my plans for my 'Naked Jerry Falwell' zine...
That's true. So I suppose the law is intended to make it illegal to send unsolicited advertisements for abortions. But even with that said, it's still kind of strange to me.