Unprecedented Surge in Anti-Abortion Laws Proposed and Passed Across the U.S.

Anti-abortion lawmakers have passed significantly more abortion restrictions in 2021 than in the first four months of 2011—the year previously regarded as the most hostile to abortion rights since Roe—enacting 61 restrictions in 13 states.

“The current barrage of coordinated attacks must be taken seriously as the unprecedented threat to reproductive health care and rights that it is. The year 2021 is well on its way to being a defining one in abortion rights history.”

New Mexico’s Playbook for a Reproductive Justice-Affirming Legislature

Amid the flurry of attacks on abortion rights in states across the country, New Mexico’s reproductive justice movement recently won a major victory: Our legislature repealed an antiquated abortion ban that would have criminalized abortion if Roe v. Wade is gutted or overturned.

An ambitious on-the-ground electoral coalition mobilized voters, who installed progressive champions in the New Mexico Senate—proving that reproductive justice is a winning issue for our families.