Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Ms. Blog: Abortion at Risk: Where Does Your State Stand?, by Stephanie Hallett:
In the wake of Republican victories in the November midterms, abortion rights have taken a pummeling. On the federal level, as mapped out in the latest issue of Ms., the Republican takeover of the House presents a massive threat to reproductive rights. Already, the House has introduced a “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act.”
While such extreme federal bills are unlikely to pass given the Democrat-majority Senate and Obama’s veto, individual states have the capacity to determine where, when, how and how much an abortion will cost. And they’re keen to exercise that power, judging by the plethora of anti-abortion bills that have been introduced.
Here’s a breakdown of the most unconscionable new anti-choice bills at the state level. . . .