History of abortion in America

POSTED: 09:13 AM PDT Mar 27, 2013    UPDATED: 07:01 PM PDT Apr 28, 2014 

The House of Representatives passed legislation on Thursday banning all taxpayer money for abortions. Take a look at the history of this hot-button issue in America.

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1873: The Comstock Act bans access to information about abortion and birth control. The law was named after its biggest proponent, Anthony Comstock, a United States Postal Inspector and politician dedicated to ideas of Victorian morality.

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