The Right-Wing War on Women Grows

Over half of all U.S. women now live in states that force women to jump through a number of expensive, unnecessary, and emotionally manipulative hoops before having an abortion. According to the Guttmacher Institute.


“In 2000, the country was more evenly divided: nearly a third of women lived in states solidly hostile to abortion rights, slightly more than a third in states supportive of abortion rights and close to a third in middle-ground states,” says Rachel Benson Gold, Guttmacher’s director of policy analysis. “By 2011, however, more than half of women of reproductive age lived in hostile states. This growth came largely at the expense of the states in the middle. Only one in 10 women lived in a middle-ground state by 2011.”


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