A new report examining pro-life laws filed and approved in 2012 has found that “at least 15 states have enacted around 40” laws intended to make abortion safer and more rare. The pro-abortion Center for Reproductive Rights looked at a variety of state-level proposals in compiling the report.
According to their findings, pro-life proposals in at least 17 states have become law. Several state legislatures are still in session with a number of pro-life bills likely to be considered before the end of the year.
The report noted that 15 states are considering bans on abortion coverage from state [health] exchanges” that are required to be set up as part of the new federal healthcare law. Four states have already passed the legislation.
And nine states considered a ban on abortion after 20 weeks gestation with three states passing the proposal.