EVER since the Supreme Court announced a limited right to abortion choice with itsRoe v Wadedecision in 1973, pro-life activists have fought to chip away at the decision. Efforts to curb abortion have accelerated and diversified recently, with an impressive231 separate regulationscoming into effect in just the past four years. The Guttmacher Institute, a pro-choice organisation, notes that 15 years ago only 13 states had four or five abortion restrictions on the books, enough to be considered 'hostile' toward abortion rights. Today, 27 states have this many curbs on abortion, and 18 of those have six or more restrictions, a legal framework that Guttmacher pegs as 'extremely hostile' to a woman's right to choose.The past week has brought mixed news from Texas and North Carolina, two of these 18 'extremely hostile' states. A federal appeals court upheld regulations designed to curb abortion in Texas. Meanwhile a different appeals-court decision that Click here to read full news..