map of waiting periods for guns and abortions

Map of the Day: Fewer waiting periods for guns than for abortions

In many states, it takes longer to get a abortion than to get a gun. Via the Huffington Post:

map of waiting periods for guns and abortions

It’s worth noting that, too, that waiting periods don’t actually change people’s minds about getting an abortion, but do cause unwarranted financial and emotional stress. Waiting periods for guns, on the other hand, have been linked to a drop in gun suicides. Cool priorities.

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Maya Dusenbery is an Executive Director in charge of Editorial at Feministing. She is the author of the forthcoming book Doing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick (HarperOne, March 2018). She has been a fellow at Mother Jones magazine and a columnist at Pacific Standard. Before become a full-time writer, she worked at the National Institute for Reproductive Health. A Minnesota native, she received her B.A. from Carleton College in 2008.

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