May 23, 2024


NPR -  Next month will mark two years since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. Since then, abortion access has been in a constant state of flux. While some states enact new bans, others are implementing new protections. Here are six things to know about abortion laws heading into November's election: 

  • About half of states restrict abortion. Fourteen states have total bans, with very limited exceptions in cases such as rape or to save the life or health of the mother.
  • Many hospital systems in states with abortion bans are having problems recruiting doctors.
  • Abortions are actually increasing nationally. The rise of telehealth plays a major factor.
  • Some states that heavily regulated abortions while Roe v. Wade was still in effect, including Michigan, Colorado, California and Minnesota, have now made moves to make abortion access easier. 
  •  "Shield laws" protect doctors and nurses in states where abortion is legal from 'being prosecuted across state lines if they provide an abortion to someone who has traveled from another state.
  •  Two more Supreme Court cases could further shake up abortion access in the U.S.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The unintended consequence of this "brilliant" supreme court strategy will inevitably lead to an overload of unwanted children and increasing costs thrust upon tax players. Another stark example of a misguided IN-Supreme Court!

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