Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The Party of Small Government, Monitoring Every US Uterus

From the Guttmacher Institute:
"In the first six months of 2011, states enacted 162 new provisions related to reproductive health and rights. Fully 49% of these new laws seek to restrict access to abortion services, a sharp increase from 2010, when 26% of new laws restricted abortion. The 80 abortion restrictions enacted this year are more than double the previous record of 34 abortion restrictions enacted in 2005—and more than triple the 23 enacted in 2010. All of these new provisions were enacted in just 19 states."

In a bright note two states, Maryland and my own Washington state have increased Medicaid eligibility for family planning.  3,000 miles and a continent apart what does Maryland and Washington  have in common, besides common sense?  A democratic majority in the state legislatures. 
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