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Mon Feb 4, 2013, 08:12 PM

All states except Oregon now limit abortion access

Roe v. Wade guaranteed abortion as a legal right across the country. A separate decision two decades later, Planned Parenthood v. Casey, guaranteed states’ rights to limit access to abortion, so long as it did not pose an “undue burden” on the woman.
States have, over the past four decades, made no short use of that latter right. Only one state, Oregon, has not layered additional restrictions on top of the Roe decision. At the other end of the spectrum is Oklahoma: With 22 abortion restrictions, it has more than any other state. The chart below, courtesy of Remapping the Debate, has the full list. You can also gohere for an interactive version of the graphic, which will let you look at what type of restrictions each state has set.




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Reply All states except Oregon now limit abortion access (Original post)
MrScorpio Feb 2013 OP
Warpy Feb 2013 #1
marions ghost Feb 2013 #2
kestrel91316 Feb 2013 #3
marions ghost Feb 2013 #4
SpartanDem Feb 2013 #6
marions ghost Feb 2013 #7
DreamGypsy Feb 2013 #5
Maine-ah Feb 2013 #8
Sirveri Feb 2013 #9

Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 08:16 PM

1. NM never took its bad old laws off the books

probably because our part time lege doesn't sit long enough to consider doing any house cleaning. Those aren't the only stupid, obsolete and unenforceable laws on the books here.

NM is majority Catholic and very pro choice.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 08:21 PM

2. Vermont and Mass have near total bans?

--didn't know that

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Response to marions ghost (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 08:39 PM

3. Unenforceable under Roe. If Roe goes, total ban immediately applies again.

With Roe under threat, we need to get these old laws off the books.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 08:44 PM

4. I wonder how that evolved?

since it seems the other states that the total ban if Roe goes--are red.

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Response to marions ghost (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 10:24 PM

6. When Roe was overturned a number Southern stateshad health, incest, rape exceptions

While it was totally illegal in 30 states including many blue states



Abortion laws in the United States prior to Roe vs. Wade
Red= Illegal.
Purple Legal in cases of rape.
Blue= Legal in cases of danger to woman's health.
Green= Legal in cases of danger to woman's health, rape or incest, or likely damaged fetus.
Yellow= Legal upon request.

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Response to SpartanDem (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 08:46 AM

7. Very interesting

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 08:57 PM

5. And look what happens to us for our lack of restrictions...

...we former Oregonians are moved to Orego. Next time we do something reasonable we'll be living in Oreo.

(or maybe the printer just ran out of 'n's at the end of the chart?)

Seriously, this chart represents a disaster. They'll be coming after us next.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 09:41 AM

8. I'm pretty sure Maine does

not have an ultra sound requirement, though I know from personal experience that Family Planning does use them. They don't hurt, but I can certainly see how it could affect a rape victim (nor do I think states should be governing personal medical choices) - Unless the green is actually for limitations on funds? Hard to tell. If it's for public funds, yes Maine does not allow Mainecare (Medicaid) to pay for an abortion unless it's incest, rape, life of the mother, or deemed medically necessary by a doctor (I don't agree with that either) Not sure what they mean by physician and hospital requirements. Maine requires a licensed physician to perform an abortion. I'm good with that - trying to find the laws on hospital requirements, and I'm going to guess that it has something to do with gestation.

direct link to Guttmacher's overview of abortion laws by state. - http://www.guttmacher.org/statecenter/spibs/spib_OAL.pdf


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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 02:38 AM

9. Kind of misleading to say Oregon is totally free, VT is effectively free as well.

CA and WA both only have laws that only prohibit abortion if the fetus is viable, which I don't really have a problem with, and there are likely exemptions carved out for life of the mother or some other thing. If they're on the bottom of the chart, they're probably pro-choice.

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