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Monday, January 31, 2011

The Two Abortion Wars: State Battles Over Roe v. Wade

A NYT editorial looks at the state-based war on reproductive rights, with over 600 measures introduced to undermine Roe v. Wade in 2010, with 34 of those securing passage.  Even more such measures are in the pipeline and we must make our voices heard against these bills.
Away from Washington, another ominous anti-abortion battle is accelerating in the states. Anti-abortion forces have been trying to take advantage of the 2007 ruling in which the Supreme Court upheld a federal ban on a particular method of abortion. 

In 2010, more than 600 measures were introduced in state legislatures to limit access to abortion and some 34 secured passage, according to tallies by Naral Pro-Choice America and the Center for Reproductive Rights. November’s elections made the outlook even bleaker. 
Read more at the New York Times

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