The History of Abortion Law in the United States


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What is the name of the case that legalized abortion?

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1. Which of these is NOT a restriction routinely faced by women seeking abortions in some parts of the country?

2. What group provided illicit abortions in Chicago?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your awareness of abortion law in the U.S. with these interactive study assessments. Quiz questions will guide you over areas of interest such as the case that made abortion legal and certain restrictions women might encounter with regard to getting an abortion.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

For the quiz, you'll need to correctly do the following:

  • Identify a group that provided abortions in Chicago when it was against the law
  • Recognize a region in the U.S. that has the fewest abortion restrictions
  • Name a state that highly restricts abortions

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about abortion policies in different parts of the U.S.
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on an overview of abortion law in the U.S.
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the first court case in American that made abortion legal

Additional Learning

To achieve a better understanding of abortion law, feel free to utilize the lesson called The History of Abortion Law in the United States. Consider the following study points as you read through the lesson:

  • How abortion is a very controversial subject in America
  • The way most of the country dealt with abortion, before it was legalized
  • Some details of the court case that helped alter abortion laws in the U.S.
  • The varied interpretations of that case's final ruling