Back To Mobile Site

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 - Connecticut
2 / 27

1821: Connecticut becomes the first state to pass a law banning abortions after "quickening," or when a woman starts to feel or perceive fetal movements in the womb.

Upload Photos / Videos