Abortion Culture War

Timeline created by khaidary
  • 3000 BCE

    Abortion in Ancient Civilizations

    Abortion is performed through unhealthy ways around civilizations in the world such as Egypt China and many more
  • Connecticut passes the first statutory abortion regulation in the U.S

    Bans the use of poison to induce abortions after quickening, punishment is a life sentence
  • AMA begins a campaign to criminalize abortion

    Puts an effort to criminalize the act of abortion and party an effort to put midwives and homeopaths out of business
  • Catholic Church weighs in on abortion

    Condemns abortion at any stage of pregnancy
  • Congress passes the Comstock Law

    Bans information about and distribution of contraceptives
  • States criminalize abortion

    Almost all states
  • Margaret Sanger is arresed

    Opened the country's first birth-control clinic in Brooklyn
  • The FDA approves its first oral contraceptive, Envoid

  • Geraldine Santoro

    After a botched abortion, Santoro dies and this became a symbol of the pro-choice movement
  • Supreme Court Ruling

    Ruled that an 1879 law criminalizing contraception violates a married couple's right to privacy, laying the groundwork for Roe v. Wade
  • Colorado becomes first state to liberalize its laws, allowing abortion in cases of rape, incest, or mental health reasons

  • Hawaii becomes first state to legalize abortion

  • Roe v. Wade

    In a 7-2 decision, the Supreme Court grants women the right to terminate pregnancies under the 14th amendment
  • Abortion Contol Act in Pennsylvania

    Imposes a 24 hour waiting period, requires married women to inform their husbands, and mandates parental consent for minors
  • Period: to 200

    Many attacks on Abortion clinics around the U.S

    Attacks on abortion clinics by protestors became widespread throughout the U.S with some doctors even dying
  • States have implemented restrictions

    States have enacted 1,074 abortion restrictions since Roe v. Wade, more than a quarter of them since 2010