In 1970, abortion was legalized in Hawaii, New York, Alaska, and Washington.
According to Dr. Nathanson, women flooded into New York for abortions. Planned Parenthood saw how much money was to be made and then joined NARAL in their lobbying efforts.
In 1971, Washington, DC legalized abortion.
By 1972, 13 states had decriminalized abortion under certain circumstances.
January 22, 1973, Roe v Wade and Doe v Bolton effectively legalized abortion in all 50 states.
After Roe and Doe, the ultrasound machine became more widely used. Dr. Nathanson saw a baby on an ultrasound machine and asked, "What if we've been wrong?" He became pro-life because he saw that pre-born babies were not just a clump of cells. He then filmed, "The Silent Scream," which you can find on YouTube. Therefore, the "clump of cells" argument is over 50 years old and disproven by the ultrasound machine.
"Planned Parenthood’s false stat: ‘Thousands’ of women died every year before Roe" by the Washington Post Fact Checker
"When Abortion Suddenly Stopped Making Sense" by Frederica Mathewes-Green
At the time of the Roe v. Wade decision, Ms. Mathewes-Green was "a college student — an anti-war, mother-earth, feminist, hippie college student... 'We...thought, back then, that few abortions would ever be done. It’s a grim experience, going through an abortion, and we assumed a woman would choose one only as a last resort. We were fighting for that 'last resort.'"