Advancing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

HIGHLIGHTS as of June 1, 2015

In May, two states enacted laws related to requiring a woman wait a specific amount of time before she can obtain an abortion. Oklahoma extended its waiting period from 24 to 72 hours, and Tennessee enacted a new waiting period of 48 hours. The new Tennessee law also mandates that a woman obtain abortion counseling at the clinic before the waiting period starts, necessitating her to make two trips 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 2015 (updated each month).

Read an overview of state policy developments in the first half of 2015.

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