Abortion Timeline

5.01 Assignment for Government A with Mr. Sauer

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Ebers Papyrus Written

1550 BC

Ebers Papyrus was drawn in Egypt. Ebers Papyrus was an ancient medical text. It recorded the use of a type of tampon covered with herbs which was meant to induce an abortion.

Chinese Records & Abortion

515 BC - 500 BC

Chinese records show the number of the emperor's concubines who had abortions.

Abortion Prevention Laws

1800 - 1900

Laws were being passed to prevent abortion

Instillation Abortion

1934

Instillation abortion is invented by Eugen Abural

Special Cases Allowed

1967

Colorado, California, Oregon, and North Carolina allow abortion when there is unchangeable psychological or physical issues of the mother and/or child, and when there has been a case of rape or incest.

Early Abortion Legal in Some States

1970

New York makes abortion legal up until the end of the 6th month of pregnancy; along with Alaska, Hawaii, and Washington.

Abortion Federally Legal

1973

Abortion is recognized as legal by the US Supreme Court.

1st NRLC Convention

1973

The NRLC Convention is held. The NRLC is the largest pro-life organization in the US.

1st Human Life Amendment

1975

The first Human Life Amendment brought to the attention of the Senate.

Constitution & Abortion

1981

The first constitutional amendment approved that states the constitution does not secure abortion rights.

Reagan & Abortion

1987

President Reagan states that "a program which does provide counseling and referral for abortion services as a method of family planning will not be eligible for Title 10 funds."

Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act

1995

The US House gets the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act passed.

Medical Program Protection

1996

A federal law is passed to protect medical programs against forced training and conduction of abortion.

Romney & Abortion

2007

While running for President, Romney proposes extending the 14th Amendment to give rights to an unborn child.

Obama & Abortion

2012

President Obama clearly states that he is pro-abortion on the 39th anniversary of the court case of Roe v. Wade.