Legislative Restrictions on Abortion


More anti-abortion legislation was passed in 2011 than in any other year since Roe v. Wade was decided in 1973. In the first half of the year, when most of the legislative activity took place, more than 80 abortion-related restrictions were enacted across the United States. Though this statistic encompasses a wide array of rules and regulations, a few trends clearly emerge. Many of these laws are more extreme than any we have seen in decades. The following are a few of the most common or most notable types of laws to appear this year.


Health Law, Medicine, Abortion

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Virtual Mentor

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14 Virtual Mentor 133 (Feb. 2012)

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