Louisiana hops on the “mandatory ultrasounds for everyone, even rape victims!” bandwagon, and the U.K. launches its first commercial for abortion information.
South Carolina anti-choice legislators can’t seem to get together for a bill to add a 24-hour waiting period while the Georgia House Speaker doesn’t seem to be onboard with the Georgia Right to Life’s goal for a constitutional challenge to Roe v Wade.
By the end of March, 825 measures had been introduced in the 44 legislatures that have convened so far in 2010.
The Louisiana House passes a bill that will ban all insurance coverage of abortions while Virginia passes amendment that potentially removes insurance coverage of abortion for state workers and outlaws abortion procedures in a state-run hospitals.
We wanted reform. Instead, we got a loophole that may take away abortion coverage all together as states move to ban insurance coverage of abortion care.
Louisiana, Oklahoma legislatures take steps towards requiring women seeking abortions to view ultrasounds and hear a description. Meanwhile South Carolina considers a compromised version of their “ultrasound bill” which wouldn’t require an ultrasound at all.
The Louisiana Senate just passed a bill to allow public school teachers to “supplement” their science materials specifically addressing evolution and global warming in the bill itself.