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History of abortion in America

POSTED: 09:13 AM PDT Mar 27, 2013    UPDATED: 05:12 AM PST Feb 03, 2014 

A new report says abortions have fallen to their lowest levels since the 1970s. Take a look at the history of this hot-button issue in America.

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1996: The abortion debate shifts to state bans on "partial-birth abortions," which generally include late-term abortions performed with the "dilation and evacuation" method. Congress passes a bill to outlaw such procedures, although it is vetoed by President Bill Clinton.


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