Study: States Have Enacted 51 Abortion Restrictions This Year
The report from the Guttmacher Institute, which supports abortion rights, said lawmakers have enacted more restrictions so far this year than all of last year. Elsewhere, a federal lawsuit over the safety of a laparoscopic power morcellator, used in hysterectomies, is settled for an undisclosed amount.
Study: States Have Enacted 51 New Abortion Restrictions In 2015
States have enacted 51 new abortion restrictions so far this year, according to a new report from the pro-abortion rights Guttmacher Institute. There have been more new restrictions so far this year than all of last year, the report finds, while noting that there usually are more new laws in odd-numbered years, when more legislatures are in session. (Sullivan, 7/3)
The Wall Street Journal:
Lawsuit Over Hysterectomy Tool Settled
A federal lawsuit against a manufacturer of laparoscopic power morcellators that was expected to be the first to reach a trial has been settled for an undisclosed amount, an attorney for the plaintiff said Thursday. The case was filed against device maker Lina Medical ApS by Scott Burkhart, a Pennsylvania man whose wife, Donna, died in February 2013. The 53-year-old had a morcellator-aided hysterectomy 11 months earlier for heavy bleeding, according to the lawsuit. She learned after surgery that she had a hidden cancer called leiomyosarcoma. (Kamp, 7/2)