History of abortion in America

Published On: Mar 27 2013 11:13:21 AM CDT   Updated On: Apr 28 2014 09:01:47 PM CDT

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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1976: Congress adopts the first Hyde Amendment, barring the use of federal Medicaid funds to provide abortions to low-income women. The amendment is later modified to except cases of rape, incest or "severe and long-lasting" damage to the woman's physical health.

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