Since 2011, states have passed over 200 restrictions that limit women's access to safe and legal abortions. Although such laws are purportedly meant to protect women's health, experts say that they're simply not medically necessary. But oh well — fairly obviously, the real goal of such legislation is to keep women from making their own reproductive health decisions (because SAVE THE FETUSES).
Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee heard testimony on a bill meant to combat the wave of anti-choice legislation that's currently in the process of attempting to pummel our nation into pre-Roe v. Wade times. Introduced by Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Tammy Baldwin, it's called the Women's Health Protection Act. Its purpose is to prohibit states from imposing uniquely restrictive "safety" regulations on facilities that provide abortion services: under this act, any law that "singles out abortion services or make abortion services more difficult to access and does not significantly advance women's health or the safety of abortion services" would be struck down.