Restrictive laws on women’s access to health care can be seen in states like Tennessee and Iowa.
In Tennessee, a recent anti-abortion law prohibited abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, making abortions illegal at about six weeks, and in Iowa, a pending law for a 24-hour waiting period has been introduced.
These laws are not medically necessary and strive to complicate and lengthen access to healthcare.
June Medical Services v. Russo is a Supreme Court case concerning a Louisiana law that requires abortion providers to secure admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of their clinic.
Only one doctor in Louisiana has been permitted these privileges, which will leave just one of the three remaining abortion clinics in Louisiana open.
Medical experts oppose these types of laws as medically unnecessary and burdensome.
These laws are designed to restrict access to abortions, working to prevent people from accessing the healthcare that they need.
Sources: Center for Reproductive Rights