History of abortion in America

Published On: Mar 27 2013 11:13:21 AM CDT   Updated On: Jan 23 2015 09:26:33 AM CST

The House of Representatives passed legislation on Thursday banning all taxpayer money for abortions. Take a look at the history of this hot-button issue in America.

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2012: Mississippi passes a law requiring that all doctors performing abortions at the state's last abortion clinic also have hospital admitting privileges. Reproductive health advocates call the law an arbitrary regulation intended to shutter clinics and effectively ban abortion. That abortion clinic, the Jackson Women’s Health Organization, is now in danger of closing.

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