There's no question that 2011 was a truly seismic year for reproductive rights in the U.S. More than 60 laws damaging women's access to reproductive health care passed in 24 states, an unprecedented assault on women's health care. And this year, the powerful aftershock has further strained women's reproductive autonomy. As of July, 15 states had already passed around 40 harmful laws—marking another year of unbridled animosity toward women.
The similarities between 2011 and 2012 don't stop there. The Center for Reproductive Rights once again has responded to these attacks with force, taking aim at several laws that are brazenly unconstitutional and threaten to have a severe impact on women and their health.
The Center has documented the scope of this latest chapter of anti-choice aggression in the 2012 Mid-Year Legislative Wrap-Up
. The report includes details on the most significant restrictions passed as well as the Center's ongoing response to several measures.