Abortion Culture War

Timeline created by britny99
  • 1,550 BCE

    Start of Abortion

    The first recorded evidence of induced abortion is from the Egyptian Ebers Papyrus in 1550 BCE. Many of the methods employed in early cultures were non-surgical. Physical activities such as: strenuous labor, climbing, paddling, weightlifting, or diving were a common technique.
  • Start of Controversy

    Anti-abortion statutes began to appear in the United States from the 1820s.
  • Becoming a Crime in New York

    In 1821, a Connecticut law targeted apothecaries who sold poisons to women for purposes of abortion; and New York made post-quickening abortions a felony and pre-quickening abortions a misdemeanor eight years later.
  • First legalization

    Mexico was the first country in the world to legalize abortion only in cases of rape
  • Pro- choice starts

    The forerunner of the NARAL Pro-Choice America was formed in 1969 to oppose restrictions on abortion and expand access to abortion.
  • Supreme Court Involvement

    the Supreme Court in Roe v. Wade invalidated all of these laws, and set guidelines for the availability of abortion. Roe established that the right of privacy of a woman to obtain an abortion "must be considered against important state interests in regulation".
  • Pro- life march

    Pro-life is the belief that abortions are basically murder because its a baby and this was the first organized march against abortion with a lot of attention
  • Hyde amendment

    Congress passes the Hyde Amendment, banning the use of Medicaid and other federal funds for abortions. The legislation is upheld by the Supreme Court in 1980.
  • About pregnant Teens

    In Bellotti vs. Baird, Supreme Court rules that pregnant minors can petition court for permission to have an abortion without parental notification
  • About Planned Parenthood

    In Planned Parenthood vs. Casey, the court reaffirms Roe’s core holding that states may not ban abortions or interfere with a woman’s decision to have an abortion. The court does uphold mandatory 24-hour waiting periods and parental-consent laws.
  • Act of terrorism

    Two bombs blast outside an Atlanta building containing an abortion clinic; six people injured; the clinic is left in ruins and the blast blows out windows across the street.
  • Reproductive Health Act

    New York statute enacted on January 22, 2019 that expanded abortion rights and eliminated several restrictions on abortion in the state. The law received national media attention.