Thursday, January 17, 2013
Bloomberg Businessweek: How State Governments Are Regulating Away Abortion, by Esmé E. Deprez:
Intimidation, harassment, and the threat of violence used to be [abortion providers'] biggest preoccupations. . . . In recent years, however, the main threats to abortion providers have come not from noisy picketers and protests but from regulations passed in statehouses across the U.S. . . .
The Washington Post - Wonkblog: Roe at 40: 'It's never been this frightening before.', by Sarah Kliff:
On a cold morning before dawn, one of the nation’s oldest abortion clinics is getting ready for its newest patients.
Nurses lay out sterilized equipment. An assistant pulls warm blankets from the dryer. A counselor gives directions to a woman who is lost. By sunrise, patients begin arriving. One gets off a city bus with her brother. A 36-year-old mother comes with a friend. . . .