November 27, 2012


"The Fight for Women's Rights in America's South," Nick Purves, Huffington Post  blogs: Although "several female candidates came out victorious" on the federal level in the election, "on a state level there remain many ... who are prepared to use their legislative positions to decrease the number of [abortion] facilities available," writes Purves, editor of the London Word. He cites recent regulations approved by the Virginia Board of Health that threaten to force some of the state's abortion clinics to close. He notes that Virginia is not alone in enacting TRAP -- or targeted regulation of abortion providers -- laws. "All across the country, there are states that have introduced TRAP laws, forcing abortion clinics to spend tens of thousands on non-essential upgrades, thereby leading many to have to close down," he writes (Purves, Huffington Post blogs, 11/26).

What others are saying about attacks on abortion in the states:

~ "Arizona Government Designs Website To Manipulate Women Out of Having Abortions," Tara Culp-Ressler, Center for American Progress' "ThinkProgress."

~ "Ohio House Bill 298: Medically Unsound and Fiscally Irresponsible," Bob Hagan/John Patrick Carney, Huffington Post blogs.

~ "When it Comes to Women's Health and Rights, South Dakota is Still in the 'Hoghouse,'" Robin Marty, RH Reality Check.

~ "The Anti-Choice Agenda in Indiana? Full Speed Ahead," Robin Marty, RH Reality Check.

~ "Two of Three 'Consumer' Positions on Ohio Medical Board Now Anti-Choice Activists," Robin Marty, RH Reality Check.

~ "Far-Right 'Personhood' Measure Faces Strong Opposition From Virginia Republicans," Tara Culp-Ressler, Center for American Progress' "ThinkProgress."

~ "State Legislators Propose Draconian new Abortion Restrictions, Because Apparently They Want To Fail Louder," Erin Gloria Ryan, Jezebel.