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NAF works to ensure that the voices of providers and patients are heard at the state level. State abortion legislation directly affects the health and lives of women across the country. Over 500 bills limiting women's access to abortion are filed in state legislatures every year, and over 350 anti-choice bills have become law in the past decade.

Election Results Signal Victory for Reproductive Freedom

The 2006 election was a victory for reproductive freedom and for women throughout the country. Voters elected pro-choice candidates and rejected dangerous ballot initiatives that would have banned or restricted abortion access

> Read NAF's press release on the election results

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Reproductive Choice in the States in 2005

Each year more and more state initiatives seek to limit women's accesss to safe, legal abortion care. This report (PDF file, 120K) discusses key state legislation impacting women's reproductive freedom in 2005.

Threats to Abortion Rights

Last year over 500 bills restricting abortion rights and access were introduced by legislators across the U.S. What legislation is threatening a woman's right to choose in your state? More

Ensuring Access

There have been over 4,000 acts of violence committed against abortion clinics nationwide since 1977, but state legislation can be enacted to protect clinics and patients from future violence. More

What is State Legislation?

The vast majority of laws that have been passed in this country to limit abortion rights and access have been at the state level. Find out how state bills become law. More

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