• Period: Jan 1, 1492 to

    Abortion in America

  • A model penal code for state abortion laws proposed by the American Law Institution

    This law allows abortions to mothers of rape,incest, or fetal deformity
  • New York allows abortion on demand up to the 24th week of pregnancy.

  • Roe vs. Wade

    Supreme Court
  • National Right To Life Committee is incorporated

  • The U.S. Senate conducts a test vote on the Human Life Amendment.

  • NRLC files a friend-of-the-court brief with the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of the Hyde Amendment.

  • In Harris v. McRae, the U.S. Supreme Court upholds the Hyde Amendment, ruling that there is no constitutional right for women to receive abortions at public expense.

  • Republican pro-life candidates Ronald Reagan and George Bush defeat pro-abortion President Jimmy Carter and Vice President Walter Mondale.

  • Swiss Voted to discriminalize abortion

  • Ban on Partial Birth Abortions, The law was prevented from being enforced