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GOP-Led State Legislatures Ready Bills To Further Restrict Abortions

Republican legislatures around the nation are readying new legislation to further restrict abortion on the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade -- and looking back on how they've already significantly restricted the procedure in recent years.

The Associated Press/Washington Post: Republican Legislatures Across The Country Aim For New Abortion Limits As Roe V. Wade Turns 40
It has been rare for states to expand access to abortions since the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling, but there have been numerous efforts to limit them -- including several proposals already introduced in statehouses this year. Here is a look at some of the abortion restrictions currently being considered in Republican-controlled states (1/22).

The Wall Street Journal's Law Blog: Abortion Foes Mark Gains By Targeting Clinics, Abortion Providers
Anti-abortion activists have made significant strides in recent years by targeting not abortions per se, but the clinics that provide them. In the last two years, several states, among them Kansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Michigan, have passed bills adding layers of regulations to clinics (Jones, 1/22).

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