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Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Law - "Access to Abortion Falling as States Pass Restrictions"

This long Jan. 3rd story in the NY Times, reported by Erik Eckholm, begins:

A three-year surge in anti-abortion measures in more than half the states has altered the landscape for abortion access, with supporters and opponents agreeing that the new restrictions are shutting some clinics, threatening others and making it far more difficult in many regions to obtain the procedure.

Advocates for both sides are preparing for new political campaigns and court battles that could redefine the constitutional limits for curbing the right to abortion set by the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision and later modifications by the Supreme Court.

From NPR on Jan. 4th, a story by Julie Rovner headed "22 States Curb Access To Abortion In 2013."

Here is the report from the Guttmacher Institute cited in both stories.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on January 7, 2014 11:17 AM
Posted to General Law Related