How Hard Is It to Obtain an Abortion? Try Really Hard
By American Progress on August 29, 2011
[If you’re not concerned that abortion is in serious jeopardy, consider these recent studies. In one by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 97 percent of ob-gyns had been approached by women wanting an abortion. Yet only 14 percent of those ob-gyns were willing to provide one. As if that’s not chilling enough, The Guttmacher Institute reports that states are imposing all sorts of crazy restrictions on health clinicsproviding the procedure--all under the guise of making women “safer.” Igor Volsky at ThinkProgress.org examines one such bill being weighed in Virginia.--Mona]
Last month, a federal judge temporarily blocked Kansas from enforcing a new state law imposing overly rigorous licensing standards on abortion providers pending the resolution of a lawsuit filed by two doctors who perform abortions in the state.