Public resentment over the abuses incident to "heart balm" suits has recently culminated in sweeping legislative reform. Through the repeated efforts of a woman legislator, Indiana has abolished actions for seduction of females over twenty-one years of age, for breach of promise to marry, and for criminal conversation and alienation of affections. Almost immediately New York, and shortly thereafter Illinois, passed similar legislation, and at least ten other states are now considering analogous proposals.
Nathan P. Feinsinger,
LEGISLATIVE ATTACK ON "HEART BALM",
Mich. L. Rev.
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