History of abortion in America

Published On: Mar 27 2013 09:13:21 AM PDT   Updated On: Jan 23 2015 07:26:33 AM PST

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.

Abortion Timeline - Connecticut
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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.

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