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2013 is near-record year for state laws restricting abortions, report says


Seventy state laws passed last year sought to restrict abortions, nearing the record of 83 abortion restrictions adopted in 2011, according to a new report.

In the last three years, states passed 205 laws restricting abortions, more than in the entire previous decade, according to the report by the Guttmacher Institute, an abortion rights group. The Hill covered the findings.

Forty-five percent of the recently enacted laws fell into four categories: They shortened the gestation period for abortions; limited medication abortions; added restrictions on abortion providers; and limited insurance coverage for abortions.

Hat tip to How Appealing.

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