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History of abortion in America

Published On: Mar 27 2013 11:13:21 AM CDT   Updated On: Apr 17 2014 09:48:41 AM CDT

A judge has overturned North Dakota's restrictive abortion law. Take a look at the history of this hot-button issue in America.

Texas Senator Wendy Davis
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October 2013: A U.S. district judge issues a permanent injunction preventing two key parts of a controversial Texas abortion law from going into effect, specifically requirements that doctors obtain admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the clinic at which they're providing abortion services and usage controls on RU486, a drug that induces abortions. The bill attracted headlines in July because it originally failed to gain approval because of a Democratic filibuster led by state Sen. Wendy Davis. Texas Gov. Rick Perry then called the legislature into a second special session to continue consideration of the bill, and it ultimately passed.

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