Thursday, March 28, 2013

A Map of Abortion Bans in the U.S.

This is an eye-opening visual:

The Washington Post - WonkBlog: The landscape of abortion bans, in one must-see map, by Sarah Kliff:

What a difference three years makes.

In 2010, Nebraska passed the country’s most restrictive abortion law that barred abortions after 20 weeks. By March 2013, 12 states have done so — or passed restrictions even earlier in the pregnancy, like North Dakota’s six-week ban.

These are the states you see in orange, in this graphic below, which uses data from the Guttmacher Institute to map all the laws that ban later-term abortion in the United States. . . .

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