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History of Abortion/Pro-Choice Movement in the U.S.
8 Dec 2017
Abortion is not seen as a constitutional matter
States start to place their first restrictions on abortion
Early women's rights movement starts to form
Most U.S. states ban abortion at the urging of the American Medical Association
Margaret Sanger starts to educate women on sex
Sanger opens the first birth control clinic
Sanger founds the American Birth Control League
Mississippi is the first state to legalize abortion in cases of rape
California and Colorado also legalizes abortions in cases of rape
The Jane Collective starts to provide illegal abortion services
16 states pass laws that legalize some form of abortion
Supreme Court case Roe v Wade legalizes abortion throughout the U.S.
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