Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Enacted anti-abortion measures by year

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Religious-conservative zealotry graphicized:

Graph: “Enacted Abortion Restrictions By Year” (2011 = 80)
Graph: “Enacted Abortion Restrictions By Year” (2011 = 80)

From the Guttmacher Institute website:

In the first six months of 2011, states enacted 162 new provisions related to reproductive health and rights. Fully 49% of these new laws seek to restrict access to abortion services, a sharp increase from 2010, when 26% of new laws restricted abortion. The 80 abortion restrictions enacted this year are more than double the previous record of 34 abortion restrictions enacted in 2005—and more than triple the 23 enacted in 2010. All of these new provisions were enacted in just 19 states.

Of course, this just shows how Republicans love women and care about their well-being … right?

(Note: I searched for the number of anti-choice bills pending in US federal and state legislature(s), but somehow couldn’t find any results, even though it had been all over the blogosphere only a few months ago. Any help?)

(via ThinkProgress)