There have been a lot of new laws or proposed laws limiting abortion or effecting abortion recently. For example ; North Dakota has made abortion after 6weeks illegal (think there is clause for health etc) . Ohio has a few different laws they are looking to pass. And on and on ..I'll add some links at the end.
At the same time the racial make up of the US is changing. Currently white children ( age 5 and under) are the minority.
Some are suggestion that the new abortion restrictions are because there is a fear ( mostly of Republicans) that minorities are becoming the majority. The thinking us that making abortion much more difficult to obtain will help to ensure more white children are born.
I think this sucks . Who cards who the majority is? And controlling the make up of the Country is disgusting.
Ohio - http://www.cleveland.com/open/index.ssf/2013/06/ohio_house_republicans_propose.html
Ohio info -
Require doctors to give women a verbal description of the ultrasound, including an audible heartbeat, if available. (The bill notes, however, that a woman can refuse to view ultrasound images or listen to the sounds detected by a fetal heart monitor.)
• Compel abortion providers to tell patients that fetuses and embryos can feel pain, and that a woman who has an abortion increases her risk of breast cancer.
• Extend the waiting period for abortions to 48 hours instead of 24.
• Require doctors to tell patients seeking abortions in writing how much money they earn and how much income they would lose by not performing abortions.
• Eliminate "medical necessity" as a reason to waive the waiting period. Medical necessity had been defined as a medical condition that complicates the pregnancy so that it warrants an immediate abortion.
Texas billS -
Bills for the entire country -