In Illinois, more than 40,000 pregnancies were ended surgically in 2013, down about 2.5 percent compared to 2010.
The 72-hour waiting period takes effect Friday.
Missouri women seeking abortions will face one of the nation’s longest waiting periods, after state lawmakers overrode the governor’s veto to enact a 72-hour delay that includes no exception for cases of rape or incest.
Already among the leaders in abortion restrictions, Missouri could be poised to enact one of the nation’s longest mandatory waiting periods for women wanting to terminate a pregnancy.
Republican State Senator David Sater of Cassville suggests two additional days.
Paula Gianino, who has been the head of Planned Parenthood for the St. Louis region and southwest Missouri for the last 25 years, has announced she will retire in January of 2015.
A bag tossed onto the roof of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Joplin contained incendiary material in what police are calling a failed arson attempt.
A federal judge in Kansas has refused to temporarily block a new state law requiring that abortion provider websites link to a state site with information the providers dispute.
Planned Parenthood filed a lawsuit Thursday over a new Kansas law requiring doctors to inform women seeking abortions that they’re ending the life of a “whole, separate, unique, living human being.”
Arkansas GOP Going After Planned Parenthood Funding After Passing Nation’s Most Restrictive Abortion Law
Not content with enacting the most restrictive abortion law in the country, Arkansas Republicans plan to press the legislative advantage their party hasn’t enjoyed since Reconstruction by making it even more difficult for women to get abortions in the state.