Indiana's legislature put a bill on the Gov. Mike Pence's desk this week that uses a similar tactic to hamper distribution of the "morning-after" pill, CNN affiliate WRTV in Indianapolis reported.
Clinics distributing the drug RU-486 would have to meet surgical standards, even if they don't offer surgical abortions.
Legislators in North Dakota and Arkansas passed laws this year sternly shortening the period of time in which a woman may legally terminate a pregnancy.
Roe v. Wade gives states leeway in weighing the woman's rights with the right to protect life, but it lays down that wiggle room in terms of trimesters.
In the first trimester, decisions are to be left up to the woman and her physician. In the second trimester, the state may regulate abortion only in the interest of the woman's health.
In early March, Arkansas passed a law banning abortions after 12 weeks of pregnancy. The state's Republican-controlled House and Senate overrode a veto by Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe to do it.
Beebe complained the law "blatantly contradicts the United States Constitution, as interpreted by the Supreme Court."
Many called it the most restrictive such law in the country at the time.
But weeks later, North Dakota one-upped Arkansas with its own anti-abortion law.
It bans most pregnancy terminations after just six weeks, when a fetal heartbeat can first be detected. That gives a woman just a month and half to figure out that she is pregnant and make a decision on what to do about it.
"North Dakota's governor today effectively banned abortion in the state, with an outrageous and unconstitutional law that will not stand," said Cecile Richards, president of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund.
Legislators in North Dakota and Arkansas are already anticipating challenges in federal courts and have already set aside funds to pay legal fees.
North Dakota's governor said he expects to ultimately lose the battle, but he feels it's worth it.
"This bill is ... a legitimate attempt by a state legislature to discover the boundaries of Roe v. Wade," Gov. Jack Dalrymple has said in a statement.
The Center for Reproductive Rights and the American Civil Liberties Union of Arkansas have already promised to mount a legal challenge in federal court.
The Jackson women's clinic is already fighting its state in federal court, in order to stay open. If it loses, Mississippi would become the first abortion-free state in the union.
"Anti-choice politicians were very clear that they had one thing in mind when they passed this law: to shut down Mississippi's only abortion clinic," said Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights.
For the good of women?
Lawmakers in many of the states have justified their measures as steps to ensure quality health care for women seeking abortions -- in line with the wording of Roe v. Wade.
Hubbard for example said Alabama's bill "safeguarded the health and safety of Alabama women."
But conservative legislators have not been shy about admitting their ultimate goal behind the new measures.
"Republicans boldly defended the rights of the unborn," Hubbard has said in a statement.
Alabama's new law also propagates conservative sexual morals for teens.
It requires clinics to ask pregnant girls younger than 16 -- below the legal age of consent to sex -- to identify the father. If he is 17 years of age or older, the clinic is required to report both of them to the police.