We’re only halfway through 2014, and state legislators have already introduced a whopping 468 restrictions intended to limit, control or otherwise regulate women’s reproductive rights.
How many comparable bills have been introduced to regulate men’s reproductive health care during this period? Zero.
Something’s very wrong with this picture.
"Of the 468 proposed restrictions, 21, covering 13 states, have been adopted thus far. But much like the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling in June, the impact of these 21 bills could be felt across the country. In Virginia, for example, genetic counselors can now "refuse to provide any information to patients because of their personal religious or moral beliefs." In Arizona, helping a minor obtain an abortion without parental consent has been classified as a crime. And in Kansas, counseling materials no longer state that they are "objective, nonjudgmental and scientifically accurate."