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  • March 10, 1982

    The Senate Judiciary Committee approves the Hatch Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. It would ban abortions except to save a mother’s life. Hatch withdraws the amendment later that year after a filibuster of pro-Life legislation proposed by Sen. Jesse Helms.
  • March 11, 1970

    Hawaii becomes the first state in the union to legalize abortion.
  • March 12, 1985

    Planned Parenthood produces a study showing that American teenagers become pregnant, give birth, and have abortions at rates much higher than girls in other industrialized nations.
  • March 18, 1998

    Planned Parenthood of Idaho files a federal lawsuit against the State of Idaho to stop the newly enacted Ban on Partial Birth Abortions from taking effect. The case is sent to Federal District Judge B. Lynn Winmill. He strikes down the law later that year.
  • March 23, 1981

    The Supreme Court decides that a state may require abortionists to notify parents before performing an abortion on their daughter. H.L. v. Matheson upholds a Utah statute.
  • March 24, 1968

    The American Civil Liberties Union issues a call for the abolition of all laws that impose criminal penalties for abortion, regardless of the reason.
  • March 26, 1998

    HB610 (Parental Consent) finally passes Idaho Legislature. Four days later, Republican Governor Phil Batt vetoes the bill, leaving Idaho’s daughters without any protections from the Abortion Industry.
  • March 27, 2002

    SB 1344 (Noah’s Law) signed into law by Governor Kempthorne. This legislation provides for the criminal prosecution of any third party who injures or kills a preborn child. The legislation came in response to the tragic beating death of little Noah Smith in Nampa.
  • March 30, 1968

    Republican Governor Nelson Rockefeller endorses a proposal to liberalize the abortion laws of New York.
  • March 31, 1973

    U.S. Senator James Buckley (R-NY) and six co-sponsors introduce a constitutional amendment in response to the Roe v. Wade edict of the Supreme Court the year before. It would ban all abortions except those necessary to save a mother’s life. It dies in Senate subcommittee.

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