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History of abortion in America

Published On: Mar 27 2013 11:13:21 AM CDT   Updated On: Feb 03 2014 07:12:04 AM CST

A new report says abortions have fallen to their lowest levels since the 1970s. Take a look at the history of this hot-button issue in America.

Abortion Timeline - Hawaii
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1970: Hawaii becomes the first state to allow abortions performed before 20 weeks of pregnancy, thereby repealing its criminal abortion law. Soon after, New York State repeals its criminal abortion law.

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