Reproductive health and rights were once again the subject of extensive debate in state capitols in 2012. Over the course of the year, 42 states and the District of Columbia enacted 122 provisions related to reproductive health and rights. One-third of these new provisions, 43 in 19 states, sought to restrict access to abortion services.
The women of Louisiana now need a 24-hour wait, to listen to the fetal or embryonic heart tones and must hear a physical description prior to abortion.
The House judiciary committee will decide whether or not to move the bill onto the floor for a vote.
Iowa legislators are rallying for the right to privacy–except when it comes to your body.
The state Attorney General is considering an appeal, calling it necessary for a “medically informed decision.”
The public pressure has finally resulted in the bill officially being laid to rest for the legislative season.
A Virginia proposal would have mandated that insurance companies pay for forced ultrasounds now required by law.
A myriad of amendments have been attached to the proposal in an attempt to kill the entire bill.
The bill, which is proposed each year in the state legislature, once more has died in the Health committee.
After an attempt to spread the story of one woman’s brush with the new law, a reporter is now in the unemployment line.