• Roe V. Wade

    Roe V. Wade
    The Supreme Court decided that abortion did not go against the constitution and made it legal. Before this event took place abortion was already legalized in some states. After this case came to an end abortion became legal in all 50 states.
  • The Hyde Amendment

    The Hyde Amendment
    This event temporally made it so Medicaid would not pay for abortions.
  • Abortion Control Act

    Abortion Control Act
    This act required minors to gain parental consent to get an abortion, imposed a 24-hour waiting period for abortions and required married women to notify their husbands they were wanting an abortion.
  • Planned Parenthood V. Casey

    Planned Parenthood V. Casey
    In this case the Supreme Court upheld the essential ruling in Roe v. Wade, but allowed states to pass more abortion restrictions as long as they did not pose an “undue burden.”
  • The Pill

    The Pill
    The FDA approved the drug mifepristone, the first pill available to end a pregnancy early in gestation.
  • Partial Birth Abortion

    Partial Birth Abortion
    The Supreme Court upheld a federal ban on dilation and extraction.
  • Heartbeat Bill

    Heartbeat Bill
    North Dakota passed the nation’s first “heartbeat bill,” a ban on abortion at roughly six weeks.
  • Abortion Restrictions

    Abortion Restrictions
    In 2021, the United States has seen the highest number of abortion restrictions made law in a single year