A few weeks ago the South Dakota Governor signed into law a bill requiring a 72-hour waiting period and counseling for women seeking abortions. The three-day waiting period is the longest in the country and has stimulated interest in other states.
Florida's new governor and the legislature have combined to file 18 measures protecting the unborn. These range from requiring mandatory ultrasounds to "Choose Life" license plates.
Senators in Arkansas have passed two bills. The Abortion Inducing Drugs Safety Act requires that physicians examine a woman before dispensing an abortion-inducing drug. The Abortion Patients' Enhanced Safety Act addresses the problem of dangerous conditions for women in abortion clinics.
Other states are also mindful of the gruesome discoveries at Kermit Gosnell's abortion clinic in Philadelphia. State legislators in many states are working to make sure they don't have a "house of horrors" in their state. Maryland delegates are considering legislation that would order abortion clinics to comply with the same safety standards as surgical facilities. A similar bill has already passed the Virginia legislature.
Pro-life leaders in Illinois are fighting Planned Parenthood with a bill that would tighten requirements for the reporting of sexual abuse. Undercover videos shows that often sexual abuse is not reported by these abortion clinics.
More than 20 states are considering legislation that would limit insurance coverage of abortion. Much of this legislation is a reaction to Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which requires state health insurance exchanges to cover abortion unless states pass legislation to opt out of the abortion mandate in ObamaCare.
Pro-life forces are on the march in state houses throughout the country. I expect more legislation to be passed in the next few months. I'm Kerby Anderson, and that's my point of view.
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