History of abortion in America

Published On: Mar 27 2013 09:13:21 AM PDT   Updated On: Apr 28 2014 07:01:47 PM PDT

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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2012: Mississippi passes a law requiring that all doctors performing abortions at the state's last abortion clinic also have hospital admitting privileges. Reproductive health advocates call the law an arbitrary regulation intended to shutter clinics and effectively ban abortion. That abortion clinic, the Jackson Women’s Health Organization, is now in danger of closing.

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