In addition, the 2012 elections brought changes to the legislature in Arkansas and the governor’s mansion in North Carolina that created environments more hostile to abortion; after adopting no abortion restrictions in 2012, these two states together enacted 13 new restrictions in 2013.
This legislative onslaught has dramatically changed the landscape for women needing abortion.
Four types of restrictions dominated the legislative scene during 2013: abortion bans, restrictions on abortion providers, limitations on the provision of medication abortion and restrictions on coverage of abortion in private health plans.In Florida, you could qualify for an injunction for protection against domestic violence; an injunction against repeat, dating, or sexual violence; or an injunction for protection against stalking/cyberstalking, explained below.by Elizabeth Nash, Rachel Benson Gold, Andrea Rowan, Gwendolyn Rathbun and Yana Vierboom Reproductive health and rights were once again the subject of extensive debate in state capitols in 2013.States enacted 93 measures in these four categories from 2011 through 2013, compared with 22 during the previous decade.The number of new abortion restrictions ballooned from 43 enacted in 2012 to 70 in 2013. North Dakota and Texas, which did not have legislative sessions in 2012, together enacted 13 restrictions in 2013.
Also this year, Colorado repealed its pre-Roe abortion law.