Monday, May 26, 2014
Watch Abortion Access in the South Disappear on this Map
Planned Parenthood: Map: Abortion in the South: Using Admitting Priveleges Laws to Restrict Safe and Legal Access, by Sasha Collins:
Since the original ruling more than 40 years ago, Americans consistently have opposed overturning Roe v. Wade. As a result, the strategy that abortion opponents turn to is restricting and eliminating safe and legal abortion access via technicality and needless regulation. And in several states, they’re finding success. One of the most popular tactics is called “admitted privileges.” It requires physicians who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a local hospital. In the last year, admitting privilege requirements have passed in several states, with two more (Oklahoma and Louisiana) poised to move in the next several weeks. . . .