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History of abortion in America

Published On: Mar 27 2013 09:13:21 AM PDT   Updated On: Feb 03 2014 05:12:04 AM PST

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 - North Dakota
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March 2013: North Dakota's governor signs the nation's most restrictive abortion law into effect. The legislation bans abortions if a fetal heartbeat is heard, which can be as early as six weeks, and prohibits abortions over gender or genetic defects. A 12-week abortion ban in Arkansas also becomes law earlier in the month.

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