Tuesday, July 9, 2013

States continue to pass prolife laws

According to the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute, states have continued the recent trend of passing lots of prolife laws early in legislative sessions. In the first half of 2008, 11 prolife laws were passed around the country. In the first half of 2013, 43 were passed.

Taken together, these 17 states (full list here) have passed 43 abortion restrictions. That pales in comparison to the 80 such laws that had passed by this time in 2011 and is just slightly higher than restrictions enacted last year. It’s also a huge jump over the dozen or so laws that states would typically pass just a few years ago.