USA: aktueller Überblick

Planned Parenthood hat das Center for Medical Progress (CMP) angezeigt, das im letzten Jahr eine massive Schmutzkampagne gegen die Frauengesundheitsorganisation gefahren hat: “This lawsuit exposes the elaborate, illegal conspiracy designed to block women’s access to safe and legal abortion, and we filed the case to hold [CMP] accountable,” said Dawn Laguens, executive vice president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Mehr hier und hier.

Ein neuer Bericht der Guttmacher Institut zeigt, wie dramatisch sich der Zugang zu Abtreibungen in den letzten fünf Jahren verschärft hat:

The situation changed dramatically following the 2010 midterm elections that swept abortion opponents into power in state capitals across the country. From 2011 through 2015, states added, on average, 57 new restrictions per year. Five types of restrictions—limits on medication abortion, private insurance coverage and later abortions as well as expanded requirements for parental involvement and abortion counseling—account for more than half of the new restrictions adopted over this period.