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Forty years post-Roe, advocates for reproductive justice have little to brag about. After all, women who have abortions are often shamed and scorned. What's more, most of the country prohibits Medicaid from paying for abortions, imposes parental consent and notification requirements on teens, requires waiting periods between scheduling a procedure and actually having it, and mandates pre-abortion "counseling" that is all-too-frequently filled with misrepresentations and factual deception. That said, there's also no reason for pro-choicers to hang their heads.
Authors Marty and Pieklo, both regular contributors to RH Reality Check, a daily blog focused on news and analysis about reproductive health and gender justice, zero in on 11 states: Arizona, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Mississippi, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Texas and Utah. Each of those states, the authors report, have passed laws intended to force the Supreme Court to reconsider the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision.