A Majority Of U.S. Women Face Restrictions In Reproduction Rights

< Following the Republican surge in the 2010 elections, women's reproduction?rights have become more and more controlled by government, a recent analysis by the Guttmacher Institute says. As pictured in its chart, state legislatures have passed record numbers of bills restricting rights to abortion.

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(Image from Guttmacher Institute)

Today, 57 percent of American adult females live in states that the Institute regards to be ?hostile? or ?extremely?hostile? regarding abortion and reproduction rights.

(Image from Guttmacher Institute)
(Image from Guttmacher Institute)

Here’s Guttmacher Institute’s mapping of development in abortion restrictions state-by-state:

(Image from Guttmacher Institute)
(Image from Guttmacher Institute)

However, and as recently noted by Yahoo’s Jennifer Gerson Uffalussy on the subject, a majority of Americans support women’s right to choose. According to recent Gallup polling, 53 percent of U.S. adults believe Roe v. Wade should not be overturned, while only 29 percent (a declining figure, too) believe it should.

(Image from Gallup Polls)
(Image from Gallup Polls)

Challenges to this trend are underway in 2015, however. A recent Texas law requiring expensive modifications to abortion clinics is being challenged in the U.S. Court of Appeals; Tennessee’s recent public vote on an abortion amendment has generated a lawsuit, as well.