Charts 'O the Day
These are from the Washington Post, via Mike Konzcal:
The left map shows laws restricting abortion in 2011. The light blue is some changes, medium blue is substantial changes, dark blue is major changes. The map on the right has Democratic control of government in blue, GOP control of government in red and yellow indicates divided government. The correlation is obvious.
In 2011, states passed 92 laws restricting abortion access, more than double the restrictions passed in any other year.
This all launched into high gear after the allegedly libertarian Tea Party election of 2010. If one believes that the Supreme Court is influenced by changes in the states in these matters, one can only assume that they are seeing those changes on the map as well.
h/t to CR and MK