The preeminent pro-abortion think-tank, the Guttmacher Institute has issued its report, “2022 State Legislative Sessions: Abortion Bans and Restrictions on Medication Abortion Dominate”.

In their words:

In 2021, state legislatures set an alarming record of 108 abortion restrictions enacted in 19 states.

With the fate of Roe v. Wade hanging in the balance at the US Supreme Court, 2022 is shaping up to be even more devastating for abortion rights and access. Already, a number of state bills have grabbed headlines for proposing outrageous and shocking abortion restrictions.

They begin with what they consider the most “shocking” proposals which we will not spend time on because Guttmacher doesn’t. Instead, Nash, Cross, and Dreweke, write:

While these measures are attracting media coverage, often they are not the main focus of anti-abortion policymakers, but pull attention away from other abortion restrictions and bans that are moving quickly through some state legislatures. Moreover, these types of headline-baiting restrictions can make other devastating provisions, such as Texas-style bans or gestational age bans, seem less radical and harmful than they really are.

A category that assumes much of Guttmacher’s attention are chemical abortions which now account for more than half of the abortions performed in the United States. “Medication abortion has become a primary target of anti-abortion politicians and activists seeking to restrict care in and out of clinical settings,” Nash, Cross, and Dreweke write, “Anti-abortion state policymakers have shown they are focused on further restricting access to medication abortion this year.”

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