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State Abortion Laws

Laura Bassett

State Lawmakers Can't Stop Introducing Abortion Bills

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 03.14.2014 | Politics

Conservative state lawmakers are showing no signs of fatigue this year in their quest to chip away at access to legal abortion. There are currently 28...

Laura Bassett

More Abortion Laws Enacted In Past 3 Years Than In Entire Previous Decade

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

States have enacted more abortion restrictions in the past three years than in the entire previous decade, according to a new report by the Guttmacher...

State Senate Passes New Abortion Restrictions

Reuters | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics

By Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY, Kan., April 5 (Reuters) - The Kansas state Senate passed a measure on Friday that would ban Planned Pare...

Abortion Clinic Challenges New State Law

Reuters | Posted 06.01.2013 | Politics

By Alicia Underlee Nelson FARGO, N.D., April 1 (Reuters) - North Dakota's only clinic that offers abortion services is vowing to chall...

The Good Thing We Can Learn From Anti-Abortion States

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.13.2013 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

Using the logic and tactics of the anti-abortion activists, however, there is nothing to say that states -- or even local communities -- can't take that legal right and make it as unavailable as possible.

It Was a Good Election for the Pro-Choice Movement -- But the Culture Wars Aren't Over!

Carole Joffe | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
Carole Joffe

In spite of Obama's and Democrats' senatorial victories, the Republicans did very well in state races, where the real consequential action against abortion takes place.

Laura Bassett

State Abortion Restrictions Hit Record High In 2011

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.06.2012 | Politics

Conservative state lawmakers set a record in 2011 for the highest number of anti-abortion and anti-family planning provisions enacted in a single year...