The past year has been particularly brutal for women―especially women who like to make their own medical decisions. Increasingly, state legislatures are willing to devote more of their time and money to hindering women’s abilities to access abortion services, contraception, or even basic medical care.
Kids too are affected by these mandates because they often go hand in hand with laws requiring that sex education courses be replaced by abstinence-only programs, ensuring that teens aren’t left with a modicum of knowledge when it comes to using methods of contraception to protect themselves.
As a response to ongoing debates, the Population Institute released a nationwide report card detailing the country’s best and worst states for reproductive health. Nine states earned an “F." But out of those, six in particular earned scores that are so low, they've been deemed the “Worst of the Worst.” Do you live in one of them? Click through the gallery to find out.
How many reproductive health rights would have to be legislated away in your own state before you considered moving? Let us know in the Comments.