Thursday, January 31, 2013

Oregon Stands Alone Among States in Lacking Abortion Restrictions

The Washington Post - Wonkblog: All states except Oregon now limit abortion access, by Sarah Kliff:

Roe v. Wade guaranteed abortion as a legal right across the country. A separate decision two decades later, Planned Parenthood v. Casey, guaranteed states’ rights to limit access to abortion, so long as it did not pose an “undue burden” on the woman.

States have, over the past four decades, made no short use of that latter right. Only one state, Oregon, has not layered additional restrictions on top of the Roe decision. . . .

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