Map: 2016 Legislative Victories

Life, Religious Freedom Protected Around the Nation

Map: 2016 Legislative Victories

Many state legislatures around the nation meet during the first half of the 2016 calendar year – from January to May. During this five-month period, we witnessed a number of important legislative victories. States affirmed the value of human life by protecting the unborn, while rejecting the idea that other lives are no longer worth living. Other laws were passed to protect religious freedom and rights to privacy.

This map (above), as well as the list below, highlights several culture-related legislative victories since January; however, it is not an exhaustive representation of all the victories seen across the country.

Much of this success can be traced directly back to the efforts of a strong network of state-based Family Policy Councils (FPCs), with whom Focus on the Family® is privileged to partner. One of the most important benefits provided by these FPCs is their ability to work with state and local elected officials during the legislative sessions to promote pro-family policies.

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State

Legislative Victory

Alabama Defunded Planned Parenthood
Arizona Defeated Physician Assisted Suicide Bill
Arkansas Defunded Planned Parenthood
Colorado Defeated Bill Forbidding Counseling for Sexual Orientation Issues, and Physician Assisted Suicide Bill
Florida Defeated Bill Forbidding Counseling for Sexual Orientation Issues
Idaho Illegal To Buy, Sell, Donate, Or Experiment On Aborted Remains
Indiana Abortion Restrictions Increased
Iowa Defeated Physician Assisted Suicide Bill
Kansas Strengthened Religious Freedom
Louisiana Defeated Bill To Make Surrogate Parenting Less Safe
Maryland Defeated Physician Assisted Suicide Bill
Massauchusetts Strengthened Religious Freedom
Minnesota Defeated Physician Assisted Suicide Bill
Mississippi Strengthened Religious Freedom
Missouri Defeated Physician Assisted Suicide Bill
Nebraska Defeated Physician Assisted Suicide Bill
New Hampshire Defeated Physician Assisted Suicide Bill
New Jersey Defeated Physician Assisted Suicide Bill
New York Defeated Physician Assisted Suicide Bill
Ohio Defunded Planned Parenthood
Rhode Island Defeated Physician Assisted Suicide Bill
South Carolina Abortion Restrictions Increased
South Dakota Illegal To Use Aborted Remains In Research
Tennessee Strengthened Religious Freedom
Utah Defeated Physician Assisted Suicide Bill

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