The decision leaves in place an earlier ruling allowing a 2011 law restricting medication abortions to go into effect.
Anti-choice lawmakers and activists believe the drop is due to more women becoming educated about abortion and choosing to carry pregnancies to term, while reproductive rights advocates offer a different take: Harsh restrictions on access to abortion and reproductive health care have led to the decline.
A federal judge issued a sharply worded order blocking the country’s most restrictive abortion law yet.
Eager to move on to the court challenges that inevitably await, Gov. Dalrymple signs multiple bills that will provoke court challenges to Roe v. Wade.