HIGHLIGHTS as of November 1, 2013
At the end of October, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit reversed a lower court decision and allowed two abortion restrictions to go into effect in Texas. The first requires an abortion provider to have admitting privileges at a hospital located within 30 miles of the clinic. The second limits provision of medication abortion to a protocol that is out of compliance with medical standards; it can only be used in the first 49 days of pregnancy and requires the woman to make an extra trip to the clinic.
Read about sexual and reproductive health and rights in the states (updated each month).
Read about the current status of state policies (updated each month).
See a chart of laws enacted in 2013 (updated each month).
Read an overview of state policy developments in the first half of 2013.
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