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For abortion foes, a national strategy built at the state level
For abortion foes, a national strategy built at the state level

The numbers have changed little over the decades: A majority of Americans support abortion. But across the country, the antiabortion movement has recorded major success in the last four years, part of a well-funded national strategy to legislate abortion out of existence state by state. Legislatures, many stocked with new Republican majorities, have passed laws that, if upheld, would drastically reduce access to abortion for millions of women. Since 2011, 230 abortion restrictions have become law, more than in the entire previous decade, according to the Guttmacher Institute, which supports abortion rights. Eight states have enacted laws requiring women to get ultrasounds before...

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