Abortion in the United States

  • Roe vs. Wade

    The Supreme Court ruled women have the right to choose to have an abortion.
  • Partial-Birth Abortion ban

    President Bush signed the Partial-Birth Act, making abortions performed after the second trimester illegal.
  • Texas ultrasound bill

    A federal appeals court deternined the Texas ultrasound bill was not unconstitutional as the bill's opponents claimed.
  • Virginia's ultrasound bill

    The Virginia Senate passed a bill that will require women to undergo an ultrasound before having an abortion.
  • Gallup Poll release

    Gallup Politics released the results of a poll which shows the number of pro-choice adults in the United States has decreased from 47 percent to 41 percent since July 2011.