Chart: Record number of abortion bills

Updated
 
Chart: Record number of abortion bills
Chart: Record number of abortion bills

 

After Republicans made historic gains in state legislatures last year, Troy Newman of Operation Rescue said he felt like a kid at Christmas. “Which package do you open up first?” he told the New York Times.

How about all of them at once? The Guttmacher Institute today reports that the states passed 162 new measures for reproductive rights in the first half of this year, including twice as many abortion restrictions as the last record number, in 2005. We’ll have more on the show tonight. For now, the amazing chart.

(h/t Think Progress)

Reproductive Rights

Chart: Record number of abortion bills

Updated