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South Dakota last, Oregon first in reproductive rights ranking

Kevin Moloney/The New York Times

The Institute for Women’s Policy Research has put together a state-by-state interactive report on reproductive rights, and the distinction of worst state of all goes to South Dakota. There, women seeking abortions must go through a mandatory three-day waiting period and meet with a counselor. The state doesn’t require public schools to teach sex ed, either, or make insurers cover infertility treatments. Vying for last place were Nevada, Kansas, Idaho, and Tennessee. First place, at the other end of the spectrum, went to Oregon, where abortions are publicly funded. Oregon was followed by Vermont, Maryland, New Jersey, and Hawaii.

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