In many states, abortionists come in from a different state in order to perform the procedure. One of the ways to reduce or eliminate abortion in a state, therefore, is for the legislature to pass a law that says that abortions done in that state must be done by a doctor who resides within the state. Let’s make it as difficult as possible for them to do business.
The fact that so many have to travel across state lines is, of course, a good sign. It shows a turn off in the medical community to doing this procedure. Whatever doctors may think about abortions, their view of abortionists is uniformly negative. Long live the stigma! It is a stigma that the pro-choice propaganda machine has never been able to erase.