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What is targeted regulation of abortion providers?
“TRAP” (Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers) laws single out the medical practices of doctors who provide abortions and impose on them requirements that are different and more burdensome than those imposed on other medical practices.
What are the abortion laws in the United States?
Abortion in the United States is legal, subject to balancing tests tying state regulation of abortion to the three trimesters of pregnancy, via the landmark 1973 case of Roe v. Wade, the first abortion case to be taken to the Supreme Court. Every state has at least one abortion clinic.
Who is allowed to perform an abortion?
The majority of states require that a licensed physician be the provider performing an abortion procedure. States may also require additional qualifications for all abortion providers, including advanced training and experience, hospital admitting privileges, and OB/GYN certification.
What does trap mean law?
Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers
TRAP stands for Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers. TRAP bills single out abortion providers for. medically unnecessary, politically motivated state regulations.
In what countries are abortions legal?
Timeline of abortion on request
|Year legalized||Countries||Cumulative countries|
|2021||Argentina South Korea Thailand||64|
When was abortion legal in California?
In 1962, the American Law Institute published their model penal code as it applied to abortions, with three circumstances where they believed a physician could justifiably perform an abortion, and California adopted a version of this code. California passed a law guaranteeing women the right to have an abortion in 2002 …