Nationwide, abortion restrictions proliferate

On Sunday the Center’s Rory Linnane reported on how a recent law restricting drug-induced abortions has resulted in more women getting surgical abortions.

Now, some national context from Remapping Debate. The New York-based journalism outlet concluded that “states enacted more restrictions on abortion in 2011 and 2012 than in any other years since Roe (v. Wade) was decided four decades ago.” Mike Alberti’s data visualization puts Wisconsin among the states that have added the most restrictions recently.

Here’s the Remapping Debate visualization, which uses data from three abortion-rights groups. Remapping Debate also posted notes on sources and methodology.