The Guttmacher Institute released some end-of-the-year statistics about the horrifying state of abortion rights. Well, horrifying if you own a uterus or know someone that does, or you care at all about autonomy and personal rights.
If you can get past the staggering revelation that there were "more abortion restrictions enacted in 2011-2013 than in the entire previous decade," there are more nuggets of information that will make your eyes scab over and your heart slam shut! State support of abortion rights are decreasing, restrictive licensing requirements are popping up left and right, private health plans fuck with the right to have an abortion unless you are dying, bans on abortion access for county and municipal employees are real things that exist, and a smorgasbord of restrictions like increased waiting periods, clinic shutdowns, forced ultrasounds, mandatory parental consent, and flat-out denying emergency contraception have been put into effect. USA! USA! USA!
Washington State falls in the supportive of abortion rights category, and as of 2010 has 287 publicly and Title X-funded clinics serving over 400,000 people (they say women, but not everyone with a uterus identifies as a woman). Maybe we can let the rest of the country know that The Handmaid's Tale is not an instruction manual.