Monday, July 30, 2007
Reproductive Health and Rights in 2007: State Trends at Midyear
The Guttmacher Institute has released a comprehensive mid-year review of state legislation concerning reproductive rights. So far this year over 1,000 measures relating to reproductive health have been introduced into various state legislatures. The review focuses primarily on emergency contraception sales, sex education, and partial-birth abortion. The second quarter has just ended, and all but nine state legislatures have adjourned for the year. More detailed information can be found by viewing Guttmacher's monthly updates on individual issues, including emergency contraception, sex and STD education, abortion bans, and partial-birth abortion bans.