TRAP law

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

TRAP is an acronym for "Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers".

Noun[edit]

TRAP law (plural TRAP laws)

  1. A type of legislation specifically designed to restrict abortion providers.
    • 2001, Barry Yeoman, Mother Jones, "The Quiet War on Abortion"
      In February, the U.S. Supreme Court let stand South Carolina's TRAP law, which imposes 27 pages of requirements on abortion clinics—providing a virtual blueprint for states that want to create constitutional clinic regulations.