What You Should Know About Choice In The States (Infographics)
Does it feel like you’re reading about some new attacks on your reproductive rights almost weekly? That’s because you are. Last year, states passed 53 anti-choice measures – that’s more than one for each week of the year! We keep track of all of the bad – and good – laws that are being enacted in Who Decides? The Status of Reproductive Rights in the United States. Here’s what state lawmakers have been up to:
Last year, 24 states enacted 53 anti-choice measures - including abortion bans throughout pregnancy, attempts to close reproductive-health clinics through anti-choice restrictions, abortion coverage bans, and laws that support anti-choice fake clinics.
10 states enacted 16 pro-choice measures in 2013 – that’s twice the amount of pro-choice measures passed in 2012!
One of the key pro-choice laws enacted in 2013 expanded abortion access by letting qualified medical professionals like midwives and nurses provide early abortion care in California.
Women and families need to see this uptick in laws that improve access to health care, and it’s a model we plan to expand upon in 2014 working with pro-choice lawmakers.
In 2014, we’ll keep going on offense alongside our state affiliates where we have pro-choice majorities and we’ll keep fighting attacks where they arise.
We’re going to work harder than ever to protect and expand women’s reproductive rights in 2014, who’s with us?