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.
Next, they intend to pass a law sending women to their rooms without dinner.
The ban, as well as numerous other restrictions, must head back to the House for final approval.
The New Hampshire legislature passed a bill making it a felony if a doctor did not lie to his or her patient about links between abortion and breast cancer (there are none). A House committee is considering rolling back some of the proposed penalties so if doctors refuse to lie they just lose their license.
From the mountains, through the heartland, and all the way to Guam, new abortion restrictions are being announced as the country prepares for the 2011 legislative session.
What does it mean to be pro-life? The “momScore” may shed some light.