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Posted by on Jul 15, 2013 in Featured, Politics, Society | 0 comments

Summer 2013: Successes and Setbacks Of The Anti-Choice Movement

Anti-choice leadership has had several legislative wins across the United States this summer as well as court setbacks.

When the Supreme Court handed down its decision in Roe v Wade, it made abortion legal “until the fetus is viable outside the womb, which is often around 24 weeks into pregnancy.” Opponents to all abortion, which has remained steady at about 1-in-5 Americans since that decision, have focused on eliminating abortion by reducing how many facilities and doctors who can perform the procedure.

The response has included moments of levity as well as anger. Witness the summer of 2013 in pictures as well as all-too sobering links.

Here are a few of my favs.

From North Carolina, where legislators slipped anti-choice legislation into a motorcycle safety bill, perhaps the most clever Twitter hashtag ever:

From Texas, a celebration of the spunky nature that was Ann Richards …

… a joke about confiscated tampons in the Senate gallery, which allows concealed handguns:

… and another anatomical riff:

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This Storify is a comprehensive look at the successes and setbacks of the anti-choice movement this summer — from Alabama to Virginia and points in-between. The breadth of action may surprise you, especially if you don’t follow this issue closely.