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Snapshot of the history and progression of abortion in the USA

1/2/2023 by Cathy Helms cathy@cathyhelms.com

From ChristianLifeResources.com as of June 2022


  • The American Law Institute (ALI) proposes a model penal code for state abortion laws. The code advocates legalizing abortion for reasons including the mental or physical health of the mother, pregnancy due to rape and incest, and fetal deformity. [Cathy’s note: This organization is behind the current attempt to legalize or lower penalties for pedophilia.]


  • Apr. 25: Colorado Gov. John A. Love signs the first “liberalized” ALI-model abortion law in the United States, allowing abortion in cases of permanent mental or physical disability of either the child or mother or in cases of rape or incest. Similar laws are passed in California, Oregon, and North Carolina.
  • The Virginia Society for Human Life is founded becoming the first statewide right-to-life organization in the country.


  • National Right to Life is formed in the summer of 1968 and publishes its first newsletter in October 1968. The board of directors grows to include representatives with a diverse range of backgrounds including doctors, lawyers, nurses, homemakers, and educators.


  • Apr. 11: New York allows abortion on demand up to the 24th week of pregnancy Similar laws are passed in Alaska, Hawaii, and Washington state.


  • Apr. 21: The U.S. Supreme Court rules on its first case involving abortion upholding a District of Columbia law permitting abortion only to preserve a woman’s life or “health.” However, the Court makes it clear that by “health” it means “psychological and physical well-being,” effectively allowing abortion for any reason.
  • June: National Right to Life holds its first annual convention


  • By year’s end a total of 13 states have an ALI-type law. Four states allow abortion on demand. New York repeals its 1970 abortion law but Gov. Rockefeller vetoes the repeal.


  • Jan. 22: The U.S. Supreme Court issues its ruling in Roe v. Wade, finding that a “right of privacy” it had earlier discovered was “broad enough to encompass” a right to abortion… Issued on the same day, Doe v. Bolton defines “health” to mean “all factors” that affect the woman, including “physical, emotional, psychological, familial, and the woman’s age.

The floodgates were opened in1973 and 744,610 babies were slaughtered in the year of this ruling by SCOTUS. But even more horrific, by 1978, just five years later, that figure had nearly doubled to 1,410,000. By 1990 babies murdered by abortion in the US reached the height of nearly 1,609,000 babies and the US was exporting this legislation throughout the world as a condition of receiving other help. Thankfully, the USA dipped to under a million abortions in 2013 and have remained there ever since. abortion-statistics-by-year-1973-current/

According to Wikipedia: The American Law Institute (ALI) is a research and advocacy group of judges, lawyers, and legal scholars established in 1923 to promote the clarification and simplification of United States common law and its adaptation to changing social needs.[1] Members of ALI include law professors, practicing attorneys, judges and other professionals in the legal industry. ALI writes documents known as “treatises“, which are summaries of state common law (legal principles that come out of state court decisions). Many courts and legislatures look to ALI’s treatises as authoritative reference material concerning many legal issues. However, some legal experts and the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, along with some conservative commentators,[2] have voiced concern about ALI rewriting the law as they want it to be instead of as it is.[3]

The ALI drafts, approves, and publishes Restatements of the LawPrinciples of the Lawmodel acts, and other proposals for law reform. The ALI is headquartered in PhiladelphiaPennsylvania.

At any time, ALI is engaged in up to 20 projects examining the law. Some current projects have been watched closely by the media, particularly the revision of the Model Penal Code Sexual Assault provisions.[4][5][6]*

*Cathy’s note:  This is legislation that proposes, among other things, legalization and lower penalties for pedophilia.

For more information on ALI check out this article:



babyAbba Father, YEHOVAH, God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob,

We are deeply grateful for a president who desires that every child in the womb be raised by loving parents. We thank You for every step that has been taken to end the shedding of innocent blood.

We are angry, shocked, and deeply grieved over the recent increased legislation in America to enlarge the abomination of abortion, even to killing babies born alive.

Most Holy and Sovereign Elohim, we thank You for exposing the plan of the enemy, for stirring us up, and for exposing our apathy. We ask You for a turnaround in Your Body and we declare YOU ARE ABLE!

You have said in Your Word,

If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” (2 Chron. 7:14)

We, therefore, beseech You for an enormous, dramatic, immediate, complete, permanent HOLY SHIFT in the hearts of YOUR PEOPLE to understand our individual and corporate “wicked ways.”

He is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by Him, seeing He ever lives to make intercession for them (Heb. 7:25)

May it be so! We declare YOU ARE ABLE!

We beseech You to expose wrong thinking in Your Body concerning every sin that makes abortion and all shedding of innocent blood “necessary” in the eyes of those who don’t know Your love, power, and grace

Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto His glorious body, according to the working whereby He is able even to subdue [cause to obey, to subordinate, put in subjection to, cause to yield to admonition, cause to submit]  all things unto Himself. (Phil. 3:21)

May it be so! We declare YOU ARE ABLE!

We beseech You to strengthen, encourage, assist, relieve, and comfort every senator, representative, leader, soldier, and intercessor who is fighting this battle and every woman who is at this moment considering abortion.

For Because He Himself suffered when put to the test, He is able to help [[deliver, protect, preserve, heal, make whole] those being tested. (Heb. 2:18 TLV)  

May it be so! We declare YOU ARE ABLE!

We beseech You to continually raise up others from every age group and segment of YOUR PEOPLE to come to the front lines. We also ask You for strategies to persuade YOUR PEOPLE that purity prevents regrets.  We further ask You to intervene in the lives of pregnant women who want to abort or think they have no other choice.

“…for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have committed unto Him against that day.” (1Tim 1:12)

May it be so! We declare YOU ARE ABLE!

We beseech You for mercy for Nancy Pelosi and all those in office* who voted against or oppose the Born Alive Protection Act.  For the sake of Your great name and Your glory we ask You to humble them as You did King Nebuchadnezzar, who repented and gave allegiance to You and exhorted his subjects to do likewise.

Now, I, Nebuchadnezzar,praise and extol and honor the King of heaven, all whose works are truth, and His ways judgment: and those that walk in pride He is able to abase [humiliate, cast down, make low, subdue] (Dan. 4:37).

May it be so! We declare YOU ARE ABLE!

We thank You that yesterday, today, and forever You are “God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness, keeping steadfast love for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin.” Bowing in repentance, we humbly ask You to forgive us and cleanse us of all unrighteousness. We ask, as well, that You bring the gift of repentance and restoration to all who are in rebellion against You and Your Word. We ask all these things in the name of Jesus/Yeshua Your Son.

Glory to God! May it be so! We declare YOU ARE ABLE!


According to ACLJ, here are the Senators who voted against criminalizing infanticide and protecting innocent, born-alive babies:

Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)
Michael Bennet (D-CO)
Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)
Cory Booker (D-NJ)
Sherrod Brown (D-OH)
Maria Cantwell (D-WA)
Ben Cardin (D-MD)
Tom Carper (D-DE)
Chris Coons (D-DE)
Catherine Cortez-Masto (D-NV)
Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)
Dick Durbin (D-IL)
Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)
Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
Kamala Harris (D-CA)
Maggie Hassan (D-NH)
Martin Heinrich (D-NM)
Mazie Hirono (D-HI)
Tim Kaine (D-VA)
Angus King (I-ME)
Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
Patrick Leahy (D-VT)
Ed Markey (D-MA)
Bob Menendez (D-NJ)
Jeff Merkley (D-OR)
Chris Murphy (D-CT)
Patty Murray (D-WA)
Gary Peters (D-MI)
Jack Reed (D-RI)
Jacky Rosen (D-NV)
Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Brian Schatz (D-HI)
Chuck Schumer (D-NY)
Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)
Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ)
Tina Smith (D-MN)
Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)
Jon Tester (D-MT)
Tom Udall (D-NM)
Chris Van Hollen (D-MD)
Mark Warner (D-VA)
Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)
Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)
Ron Wyden (D-OR)

There were also 3 Senators who did not vote: Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Kevin Cramer (R- ND), and Tim Scott (R-SC).

Source: ACLJ   https://aclj.org/pro-life/naming-names-44-senators-who-voted-in-favor-of-infanticide-and-against-protecting-born-alive-babies