A few days ago one of our readers asked for a rundown of states that have enacted Women's Right to Know legislation. Although the exact provisions differ from state to state, the general idea behind these laws is to provide women with extensive background information about abortion. This usually includes information about fetal development and risks associated with abortion. Some states also have enacted a 24-hour waiting period.
The Heritage Institute has just completed a study that answers these questions.
The study also indicates that states that adopted informed consent laws saw the abortion ratio drop by somewhere between 11.69 and 22.46 , depending on whether the data came from the Centers for Disease Control or the Alan Guttmacher Institute. The abortion ratio is the number of abortions per 1,000 live births.