The Right to an Abortion Is Under Threat. But States Are Stepping Up to Protect It
By Andrea Miller
July 11, 2019
In 2016, candidate Donald Trump said that determining whether abortion is legal should “go back to the individual states.”
Today, states are indeed setting the terms. While hundreds of laws restricting abortion have passed in the states since Roe, creating significant barriers for many, particularly low-income women, women of color, young women and women living in rural communities, this year, a shocking number of states from Alabama to Ohio have acted with exceptional vigor, passing near-total bans in rapid succession.