Study: States Have Enacted 51 New Abortion Restrictions in 2015

States have enacted 51 new abortion restrictions so far this year, according to a new report from the pro-abortion rights Guttmacher Institute.

There have been more new restrictions so far this year than all of last year, the report finds, while noting that there usually are more new laws in odd-numbered years, when more legislatures are in session.

The number for this year is below the 70 new restrictions enacted in 2013, the highest mark of the past few decades.

The restrictions come amid particular attention to a Texas law requiring abortion providers to have admitting privileges at a local hospital, and imposing other requirements that would, in effect, force some clinics to close.