United States Surrogacy Law Map

The abortion landscape is fragmented and increasingly polarized. Many states have abortion restrictions or bans in place that make it difficult, if not impossible, for people to get care. Other states have taken steps to protect abortion rights and access. Our interactive map groups states into one of seven categories based on abortion policies they currently have in effect. Users can select any state to see details about abortion policies, characteristics of state residents and key abortion statistics.

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Abortion Policies in Hawaii Protective

States have constructed a web of abortion laws and regulations that restrict or support whether, when and under what circumstances providers can offer abortion care and a pregnant individual can obtain an abortion. While a state’s abortion policies affect all people seeking care, they are particularly significant for individuals who find it difficult or outright impossible to access care when forced to navigate around abortion bans and restrictions. This includes people already facing barriers due to factors like their race, income, age or gender identity.
Abortion policies currently in effect in Hawaii include the following:
• Abortion is banned at fetal viability, generally 24–26 weeks of pregnancy
• State Medicaid funds cover abortion
• Qualified health care professionals, not solely physicians, can provide abortions
• State has a shield law to protect abortion providers from investigations by other states; may cover patients and support organizations

Abortion Policies in Alaska Protective

States have constructed a web of abortion laws and regulations that restrict or support whether, when and under what circumstances providers can offer abortion care and a pregnant individual can obtain an abortion. While a state’s abortion policies affect all people seeking care, they are particularly significant for individuals who find it difficult or outright impossible to access care when forced to navigate around abortion bans and restrictions. This includes people already facing barriers due to factors like their race, income, age or gender identity.
Abortion policies currently in effect in Alaska include the following:
• Abortion is not restricted based on gestational duration
• Only physicians can provide abortions and not other qualified health care professionals
• State Medicaid funds cover abortion

Abortion Policies in Texas Most restrictive

States have constructed a web of abortion laws and regulations that restrict or support whether, when and under what circumstances providers can offer abortion care and a pregnant individual can obtain an abortion. While a state’s abortion policies affect all people seeking care, they are particularly significant for individuals who find it difficult or outright impossible to access care when forced to navigate around abortion bans and restrictions. This includes people already facing barriers due to factors like their race, income, age or gender identity.
Abortion policies currently in effect in Texas include the following:
• Abortion is completely banned with very limited exceptions
• Patients forced to make two trips—one for in-person counseling and another at least 24 hours later for the abortion
• Patients forced to get an ultrasound even if medically unnecessary
• State Medicaid coverage of abortion care is banned except in very limited circumstances
• Private health insurance of abortion is banned except in very limited circumstances
• Medication abortion must be obtained in person because state bans the use of telehealth or requires in-person visit
• Parental consent is required for a minor’s abortion
• Parental notice is required for a minor’s abortion
• Only physicians can provide abortions and not other qualified health care professionals
• Medication abortion is restricted through unnecessary regulations
• Unnecessary regulations are in force and designed to shutter abortion clinics without basis in medical Standards

Abortion Policies in Florida Very restrictive

States have constructed a web of abortion laws and regulations that restrict or support whether, when and under what circumstances providers can offer abortion care and a pregnant individual can obtain an abortion. While a state’s abortion policies affect all people seeking care, they are particularly significant for individuals who find it difficult or outright impossible to access care when forced to navigate around abortion bans and restrictions. This includes people already facing barriers due to factors like their race, income, age or gender identity.
Abortion policies currently in effect in Florida include the following:
• Abortion is banned at 15 weeks and later
• Patients forced to make two trips—one for in-person counseling and another at least 24 hours later for the abortion
• Patients forced to get an ultrasound even if medically unnecessary
• State Medicaid coverage of abortion care is banned except in very limited circumstances
• Medication abortion must be obtained in person because state bans the use of telehealth or requires in-person visit
• Parental consent is required for a minor’s abortion
• Parental notice is required for a minor’s abortion
• Only physicians can provide abortions and not other qualified health care professionals
• Unnecessary regulations are in force and designed to shutter abortion clinics without basis in medical Standards

Abortion Policies in Louisiana Most restrictive

States have constructed a web of abortion laws and regulations that restrict or support whether, when and under what circumstances providers can offer abortion care and a pregnant individual can obtain an abortion. While a state’s abortion policies affect all people seeking care, they are particularly significant for individuals who find it difficult or outright impossible to access care when forced to navigate around abortion bans and restrictions. This includes people already facing barriers due to factors like their race, income, age or gender identity.
Abortion policies currently in effect in Louisiana include the following:
• Abortion is completely banned with very limited exceptions
• State constitution explicitly excludes abortion rights
• Patients forced to make two trips—one for in-person counseling and another at least 24 hours later for the abortion
• Patients forced to get an ultrasound even if medically unnecessary
• State Medicaid coverage of abortion care is banned except in very limited circumstances
• Medication abortion must be provided in person because state bans the use of telehealth or requires in-person visit
• Parental consent is required for a minor’s abortion
• Only physicians can provide abortions and not other qualified health care professionals
• Unnecessary regulations are in force and designed to shutter abortion clinics without basis in medical Standards

Abortion Policies in Mississippi Most restrictive

States have constructed a web of abortion laws and regulations that restrict or support whether, when and under what circumstances providers can offer abortion care and a pregnant individual can obtain an abortion. While a state’s abortion policies affect all people seeking care, they are particularly significant for individuals who find it difficult or outright impossible to access care when forced to navigate around abortion bans and restrictions. This includes people already facing barriers due to factors like their race, income, age or gender identity.
Abortion policies currently in effect in Mississippi include the following:
• Abortion is completely banned with very limited exceptions
• Patients forced to make two trips—one for in-person counseling and another at least 24 hours later for the abortion
• Patients forced to get an ultrasound even if medically unnecessary
• State Medicaid coverage of abortion care is banned except in very limited circumstances
• Medication abortion must be provided in person because state bans the use of telehealth or requires in-person visit
• Parental consent is required for a minor’s abortion
• Only physicians can provide abortions and not other qualified health care professionals
• Unnecessary regulations are in force and designed to shutter abortion clinics without basis in medical Standards

Abortion Policies in Alabama Most restrictive

States have constructed a web of abortion laws and regulations that restrict or support whether, when and under what circumstances providers can offer abortion care and a pregnant individual can obtain an abortion. While a state’s abortion policies affect all people seeking care, they are particularly significant for individuals who find it difficult or outright impossible to access care when forced to navigate around abortion bans and restrictions. This includes people already facing barriers due to factors like their race, income, age or gender identity.
Abortion policies currently in effect in Alabama include the following:
• Abortion is completely banned with very limited exceptions
• State constitution explicitly excludes abortion rights
• Patients forced to wait 48 hours after counseling (not required to be in-person) to obtain an abortion
• Patients forced to get an ultrasound even if medically unnecessary
• State Medicaid coverage of abortion care is banned except in very limited circumstances
• Medication abortion must be obtained in person because state bans the use of telehealth or requires in-person visit
• Parental consent is required for a minor’s abortion
• Only physicians can provide abortions and not other qualified health care professionals
• Unnecessary regulations are in force and designed to shutter abortion clinics without basis in medical Standards

Abortion Policies in Georgia Very restrictive

States have constructed a web of abortion laws and regulations that restrict or support whether, when and under what circumstances providers can offer abortion care and a pregnant individual can obtain an abortion. While a state’s abortion policies affect all people seeking care, they are particularly significant for individuals who find it difficult or outright impossible to access care when forced to navigate around abortion bans and restrictions. This includes people already facing barriers due to factors like their race, income, age or gender identity.
Abortion policies currently in effect in Georgia include the following:
• Abortion is banned at 6 weeks and later
• Patients forced to wait 24 hours after counseling (not required to be in-person) to obtain an abortion
• State Medicaid coverage of abortion care is banned except in very limited circumstances
• Parental notice is required for a minor’s abortion
• Only physicians can provide abortions and not other qualified health care professionals

Abortion Policies in South Carolina Most restrictive

States have constructed a web of abortion laws and regulations that restrict or support whether, when and under what circumstances providers can offer abortion care and a pregnant individual can obtain an abortion. While a state’s abortion policies affect all people seeking care, they are particularly significant for individuals who find it difficult or outright impossible to access care when forced to navigate around abortion bans and restrictions. This includes people already facing barriers due to factors like their race, income, age or gender identity.
Abortion policies currently in effect in South Carolina include the following:
• Abortion is banned at 6 weeks and later
• Patients forced to wait 24 hours after counseling (not required to be in-person) to obtain an abortion
• State Medicaid coverage of abortion care is banned except in very limited circumstances
• Medication abortion must be provided in person because state bans the use of telehealth or requires in-person visit
• Parental consent is required for a minor’s abortion
• Only physicians can provide abortions and not other qualified health care professionals
• Unnecessary regulations are in force and designed to shutter abortion clinics without basis in medical Standards

Abortion Policies in New Mexico Very Protective

States have constructed a web of abortion laws and regulations that restrict or support whether, when and under what circumstances providers can offer abortion care and a pregnant individual can obtain an abortion. While a state’s abortion policies affect all people seeking care, they are particularly significant for individuals who find it difficult or outright impossible to access care when forced to navigate around abortion bans and restrictions. This includes people already facing barriers due to factors like their race, income, age or gender identity.
Abortion policies currently in effect in New Mexico include the following:
• Abortion is not restricted based on gestational duration
• State Medicaid funds cover abortion
• Qualified health care professionals, not solely physicians, can provide abortions
• State has a shield law to protect abortion providers from investigations by other states; may cover patients and support organizations

Abortion Policies in Arizona Very restrictive

States have constructed a web of abortion laws and regulations that restrict or support whether, when and under what circumstances providers can offer abortion care and a pregnant individual can obtain an abortion. While a state’s abortion policies affect all people seeking care, they are particularly significant for individuals who find it difficult or outright impossible to access care when forced to navigate around abortion bans and restrictions. This includes people already facing barriers due to factors like their race, income, age or gender identity.
Abortion policies currently in effect in Arizona include the following:
• Abortion is banned at 15 weeks and later
• Patients forced to make two trips—one for in-person counseling and another at least 24 hours later for the abortion
• Patients forced to get an ultrasound even if medically unnecessary
• State Medicaid coverage of abortion care is banned except in very limited circumstances
• Medication abortion must be obtained in person because state bans the use of telehealth or requires in-person visit
• Mailing abortion pills to patients is banned
• Parental consent is required for a minor’s abortion
• Only physicians can provide abortions and not other qualified health care professionals
• Medication abortion is restricted through unnecessary regulations
• Unnecessary regulations are in force and designed to shutter abortion clinics without basis in medical standards
• State has a shield law to protect abortion providers from investigations by other states; may cover patients and support organizations

Abortion Policies in California Very Protective

States have constructed a web of abortion laws and regulations that restrict or support whether, when and under what circumstances providers can offer abortion care and a pregnant individual can obtain an abortion. While a state’s abortion policies affect all people seeking care, they are particularly significant for individuals who find it difficult or outright impossible to access care when forced to navigate around abortion bans and restrictions. This includes people already facing barriers due to factors like their race, income, age or gender identity.
Abortion policies currently in effect in California include the following:
• State constitution protects abortion rights
• Abortion is banned at fetal viability, generally 24–26 weeks of pregnancy
• State Medicaid funds cover abortion
• Private health insurance plans are required to cover abortion
• Qualified health care professionals, not solely physicians, can provide abortions
• State fund helps patients pay for abortion care
• State provides protections from harassment and physical harm for anyone entering an abortion clinic
• State has a shield law to protect abortion providers from investigations by other states; may cover patients and support organizations
• State law protects data privacy for patients seeking reproductive health care

Abortion Policies in Arkansas Most restrictive

States have constructed a web of abortion laws and regulations that restrict or support whether, when and under what circumstances providers can offer abortion care and a pregnant individual can obtain an abortion. While a state’s abortion policies affect all people seeking care, they are particularly significant for individuals who find it difficult or outright impossible to access care when forced to navigate around abortion bans and restrictions. This includes people already facing barriers due to factors like their race, income, age or gender identity.
Abortion policies currently in effect in Arkansas include the following:
• Abortion is completely banned with very limited exceptions
• Patients forced to make two trips—one for in-person counseling and another at least 72 hours later for the abortion
• Patients forced to get an ultrasound even if medically unnecessary
• State Medicaid coverage of abortion care is banned except in very limited circumstances
• Medication abortion must be provided in person because state bans the use of telehealth or requires in-person visit
• Parental consent is required for a minor’s abortion
• Only physicians can provide abortions and not other qualified health care professionals
• Medication abortion is restricted through unnecessary regulations
• Unnecessary regulations are in force and designed to shutter abortion clinics without basis in medical Standards

Abortion Policies in Oklahoma Most restrictive

States have constructed a web of abortion laws and regulations that restrict or support whether, when and under what circumstances providers can offer abortion care and a pregnant individual can obtain an abortion. While a state’s abortion policies affect all people seeking care, they are particularly significant for individuals who find it difficult or outright impossible to access care when forced to navigate around abortion bans and restrictions. This includes people already facing barriers due to factors like their race, income, age or gender identity.
Abortion policies currently in effect in Oklahoma include the following:
• Abortion is completely banned with very limited exceptions
• Patients forced to wait 72 hours after counseling (not required to be in-person) to obtain an abortion
• State Medicaid coverage of abortion care is banned except in very limited circumstances
• Private health insurance of abortion is banned except in very limited circumstances
• Medication abortion must be provided in person because state bans the use of telehealth or requires in-person visit
• Mailing abortion pills to patients is banned
• Parental consent is required for a minor’s abortion
• Parental notice is required for a minor’s abortion
• Only physicians can provide abortions and not other qualified health care professionals
• Unnecessary regulations are in force and designed to shutter abortion clinics without basis in medical Standards

Abortion Policies in Tennessee Most restrictive

States have constructed a web of abortion laws and regulations that restrict or support whether, when and under what circumstances providers can offer abortion care and a pregnant individual can obtain an abortion. While a state’s abortion policies affect all people seeking care, they are particularly significant for individuals who find it difficult or outright impossible to access care when forced to navigate around abortion bans and restrictions. This includes people already facing barriers due to factors like their race, income, age or gender identity.
Abortion policies currently in effect in Tennessee include the following:
• Abortion is completely banned with very limited exceptions
• State constitution explicitly excludes abortion rights
• Patients forced to make two trips—one for in-person counseling and another at least 48 hours later for the abortion
• Patients forced to get an ultrasound even if medically unnecessary
• State Medicaid coverage of abortion care is banned except in very limited circumstances
• Medication abortion must be provided in person because state bans the use of telehealth or requires in-person visit
• Parental consent is required for a minor’s abortion
• Only physicians can provide abortions and not other qualified health care professionals

Abortion Policies in North Carolina Very restrictive

States have constructed a web of abortion laws and regulations that restrict or support whether, when and under what circumstances providers can offer abortion care and a pregnant individual can obtain an abortion. While a state’s abortion policies affect all people seeking care, they are particularly significant for individuals who find it difficult or outright impossible to access care when forced to navigate around abortion bans and restrictions. This includes people already facing barriers due to factors like their race, income, age or gender identity.
Abortion policies currently in effect in North Carolina include the following:
• Abortion is banned at 12 weeks and later
• Patients forced to make two trips—one for in-person counseling and another at least 72 hours later for the abortion
• State Medicaid coverage of abortion care is banned except in very limited circumstances
• Medication abortion must be provided in person because state bans the use of telehealth or requires in-person visit
• Parental consent is required for a minor’s abortion
• Only physicians can provide abortions and not other qualified health care professionals
• Unnecessary regulations are in force and designed to shutter abortion clinics without basis in medical standards
• State provides protections from harassment and physical harm for anyone entering an abortion clinic
• State has a shield law to protect abortion providers from investigations by other states; may cover patients and support organizations

Abortion Policies in Virginia Restrictive

States have constructed a web of abortion laws and regulations that restrict or support whether, when and under what circumstances providers can offer abortion care and a pregnant individual can obtain an abortion. While a state’s abortion policies affect all people seeking care, they are particularly significant for individuals who find it difficult or outright impossible to access care when forced to navigate around abortion bans and restrictions. This includes people already facing barriers due to factors like their race, income, age or gender identity.
Abortion policies currently in effect in Virginia include the following:
• Abortion is banned starting at the third trimester
• State Medicaid coverage of abortion care is banned except in very limited circumstances
• Parental consent is required for a minor’s abortion
• Parental notice is required for a minor’s abortion
• Qualified health care professionals, not solely physicians, can provide abortions

Abortion Policies in Kentucky Most restrictive

States have constructed a web of abortion laws and regulations that restrict or support whether, when and under what circumstances providers can offer abortion care and a pregnant individual can obtain an abortion. While a state’s abortion policies affect all people seeking care, they are particularly significant for individuals who find it difficult or outright impossible to access care when forced to navigate around abortion bans and restrictions. This includes people already facing barriers due to factors like their race, income, age or gender identity.
Abortion policies currently in effect in Kentucky include the following:
• Abortion is completely banned with very limited exceptions
• Patients forced to make two trips—one for in-person counseling and another at least 24 hours later for the abortion
• Patients forced to get an ultrasound even if medically unnecessary
• State Medicaid coverage of abortion care is banned except in very limited circumstances
• Private health insurance of abortion is banned except in very limited circumstances
• Medication abortion must be provided in person because state bans the use of telehealth or requires in-person visit
• Parental consent is required for a minor’s abortion
• Only physicians can provide abortions and not other qualified health care professionals
• Unnecessary regulations are in force and designed to shutter abortion clinics without basis in medical Standards

Abortion Policies in Missouri Most restrictive

States have constructed a web of abortion laws and regulations that restrict or support whether, when and under what circumstances providers can offer abortion care and a pregnant individual can obtain an abortion. While a state’s abortion policies affect all people seeking care, they are particularly significant for individuals who find it difficult or outright impossible to access care when forced to navigate around abortion bans and restrictions. This includes people already facing barriers due to factors like their race, income, age or gender identity.
Abortion policies currently in effect in Missouri include the following:
• Abortion is completely banned with very limited exceptions. Missouri requires an “affirmative defense,” meaning a provider has to prove in court that an abortion met the criteria for a legal exception
• Patients forced to make two trips—one for in-person counseling and another at least 72 hours later for the abortion
• State Medicaid coverage of abortion care is banned except in very limited circumstances
• Private health insurance of abortion is banned except in very limited circumstances
• Medication abortion must be provided in person because state bans the use of telehealth or requires in-person visit
• Parental consent is required for a minor’s abortion
• Only physicians can provide abortions and not other qualified health care professionals
• Unnecessary regulations are in force and designed to shutter abortion clinics without basis in medical Standards

Abortion Policies in Kansas Restrictive

States have constructed a web of abortion laws and regulations that restrict or support whether, when and under what circumstances providers can offer abortion care and a pregnant individual can obtain an abortion. While a state’s abortion policies affect all people seeking care, they are particularly significant for individuals who find it difficult or outright impossible to access care when forced to navigate around abortion bans and restrictions. This includes people already facing barriers due to factors like their race, income, age or gender identity.
Abortion policies currently in effect in Kansas include the following:
• Abortion is banned at 22 weeks and later
• State Medicaid coverage of abortion care is banned except in very limited circumstances
• Private health insurance of abortion is banned except in very limited circumstances
• Parental consent is required for a minor’s abortion
• Only physicians can provide abortions and not other qualified health care professionals
• State provides protections from harassment and physical harm for anyone entering an abortion clinic

Abortion Policies in Colorado Protective

States have constructed a web of abortion laws and regulations that restrict or support whether, when and under what circumstances providers can offer abortion care and a pregnant individual can obtain an abortion. While a state’s abortion policies affect all people seeking care, they are particularly significant for individuals who find it difficult or outright impossible to access care when forced to navigate around abortion bans and restrictions. This includes people already facing barriers due to factors like their race, income, age or gender identity.
Abortion policies currently in effect in Colorado include the following:
• Abortion is not restricted based on gestational duration
• State Medicaid coverage of abortion care is banned except in very limited circumstances
• Parental notice is required for a minor’s abortion
• Qualified health care professionals, not solely physicians, can provide abortions
• State provides protections from harassment and physical harm for anyone entering an abortion clinic
• State has a shield law to protect abortion providers from investigations by other states; may cover patients and support organizations

Abortion Policies in Utah Very restrictive

States have constructed a web of abortion laws and regulations that restrict or support whether, when and under what circumstances providers can offer abortion care and a pregnant individual can obtain an abortion. While a state’s abortion policies affect all people seeking care, they are particularly significant for individuals who find it difficult or outright impossible to access care when forced to navigate around abortion bans and restrictions. This includes people already facing barriers due to factors like their race, income, age or gender identity.
Abortion policies currently in effect in Utah include the following:
• Abortion is banned at 18 weeks and later
• “Trigger” ban on abortion designed to take effect when Roe was overturned is being litigated in state court
• Patients forced to make two trips—one for in-person counseling and another at least 72 hours later for the abortion
• State Medicaid coverage of abortion care is banned except in very limited circumstances
• Private health insurance of abortion is banned except in very limited circumstances
• Medication abortion must be obtained in person because state bans the use of telehealth or requires in-person visit
• Parental consent is required for a minor’s abortion
• Parental notice is required for a minor’s abortion
• Only physicians can provide abortions and not other qualified health care professionals
• Unnecessary regulations are in force and designed to shutter abortion clinics without basis in medical Standards

Abortion Policies in Nevada Some restrictions/protections

States have constructed a web of abortion laws and regulations that restrict or support whether, when and under what circumstances providers can offer abortion care and a pregnant individual can obtain an abortion. While a state’s abortion policies affect all people seeking care, they are particularly significant for individuals who find it difficult or outright impossible to access care when forced to navigate around abortion bans and restrictions. This includes people already facing barriers due to factors like their race, income, age or gender identity.
Abortion policies currently in effect in Nevada include the following:
• Abortion is banned at 24 weeks and later
• State Medicaid coverage of abortion care is banned except in very limited circumstances
• Only physicians can provide abortions and not other qualified health care professionals
• State provides protections from harassment and physical harm for anyone entering an abortion clinic
• State has a shield law to protect abortion providers from investigations by other states; may cover patients and support organizations

Abortion Policies in Oregon Most Protective

States have constructed a web of abortion laws and regulations that restrict or support whether, when and under what circumstances providers can offer abortion care and a pregnant individual can obtain an abortion. While a state’s abortion policies affect all people seeking care, they are particularly significant for individuals who find it difficult or outright impossible to access care when forced to navigate around abortion bans and restrictions. This includes people already facing barriers due to factors like their race, income, age or gender identity.
Abortion policies currently in effect in Oregon include the following:
• Abortion is not restricted based on gestational duration
• State Medicaid funds cover abortion
• Private health insurance plans are required to cover abortion
• Qualified health care professionals, not solely physicians, can provide abortions
• State fund helps patients pay for abortion care
• State provides protections from harassment and physical harm for anyone entering an abortion clinic
• State has a shield law to protect abortion providers from investigations by other states; may cover patients and support organizations

Abortion Policies in Washington Protective

States have constructed a web of abortion laws and regulations that restrict or support whether, when and under what circumstances providers can offer abortion care and a pregnant individual can obtain an abortion. While a state’s abortion policies affect all people seeking care, they are particularly significant for individuals who find it difficult or outright impossible to access care when forced to navigate around abortion bans and restrictions. This includes people already facing barriers due to factors like their race, income, age or gender identity.
Abortion policies currently in effect in Washington include the following:
• Abortion is banned at fetal viability, generally 24–26 weeks of pregnancy
• State Medicaid funds cover abortion
• Private health insurance plans are required to cover abortion
• Qualified health care professionals, not solely physicians, can provide abortions
• State provides protections from harassment and physical harm for anyone entering an abortion clinic
• State has a shield law to protect abortion providers from investigations by other states; may cover patients and support organizations
• State law protects data privacy for patients seeking reproductive health care

Abortion Policies in Montana Protective

States have constructed a web of abortion laws and regulations that restrict or support whether, when and under what circumstances providers can offer abortion care and a pregnant individual can obtain an abortion. While a state’s abortion policies affect all people seeking care, they are particularly significant for individuals who find it difficult or outright impossible to access care when forced to navigate around abortion bans and restrictions. This includes people already facing barriers due to factors like their race, income, age or gender identity.
Abortion policies currently in effect in Montana include the following:
• Abortion is banned at fetal viability, generally 24–26 weeks of pregnancy
• Parental notice is required for a minor’s abortion
• State Medicaid funds cover abortion
• Qualified health care professionals, not solely physicians, can provide abortions
• State provides protections from harassment and physical harm for anyone entering an abortion clinic

Abortion Policies in Idaho Most restrictive

States have constructed a web of abortion laws and regulations that restrict or support whether, when and under what circumstances providers can offer abortion care and a pregnant individual can obtain an abortion. While a state’s abortion policies affect all people seeking care, they are particularly significant for individuals who find it difficult or outright impossible to access care when forced to navigate around abortion bans and restrictions. This includes people already facing barriers due to factors like their race, income, age or gender identity.
Abortion policies currently in effect in Idaho include the following:
• Abortion is completely banned with very limited exceptions.
• Patients forced to wait 24 hours after counseling (not required to be in-person) to obtain an abortion
• State Medicaid coverage of abortion care is banned except in very limited circumstances
• Private health insurance of abortion is banned except in very limited circumstances
• Parental consent is required for a minor’s abortion
• Only physicians can provide abortions and not other qualified health care professionals

Abortion Policies in Wyoming Restrictive

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Abortion Policies in Nebraska Very restrictive

States have constructed a web of abortion laws and regulations that restrict or support whether, when and under what circumstances providers can offer abortion care and a pregnant individual can obtain an abortion. While a state’s abortion policies affect all people seeking care, they are particularly significant for individuals who find it difficult or outright impossible to access care when forced to navigate around abortion bans and restrictions. This includes people already facing barriers due to factors like their race, income, age or gender identity.
Abortion policies currently in effect in Nebraska include the following:
• Abortion is banned at 12 weeks and later
• Patients forced to wait 24 hours after counseling (not required to be in-person) to obtain an abortion
• State Medicaid coverage of abortion care is banned except in very limited circumstances
• Private health insurance of abortion is banned except in very limited circumstances
• Medication abortion must be provided in person because state bans the use of telehealth or requires in-person visit
• Parental consent is required for a minor’s abortion
• Only physicians can provide abortions and not other qualified health care professionals
• Unnecessary regulations are in force and designed to shutter abortion clinics without basis in medical Standards

Abortion Policies in South Dakota Most restrictive

States have constructed a web of abortion laws and regulations that restrict or support whether, when and under what circumstances providers can offer abortion care and a pregnant individual can obtain an abortion. While a state’s abortion policies affect all people seeking care, they are particularly significant for individuals who find it difficult or outright impossible to access care when forced to navigate around abortion bans and restrictions. This includes people already facing barriers due to factors like their race, income, age or gender identity.
Abortion policies currently in effect in South Dakota include the following:
• Abortion is completely banned with very limited exceptions
• Patients forced to make two trips—one for in-person counseling and another at least 72 hours later for the abortion
• State Medicaid coverage of abortion care is banned except in very limited circumstances
• Medication abortion must be provided in person because state bans the use of telehealth or requires in-person visit
• Parental notice is required for a minor’s abortion
• Only physicians can provide abortions and not other qualified health care professionals
• Unnecessary regulations are in force and designed to shutter abortion clinics without basis in medical Standards

Abortion Policies in North Dakota Most restrictive

States have constructed a web of abortion laws and regulations that restrict or support whether, when and under what circumstances providers can offer abortion care and a pregnant individual can obtain an abortion. While a state’s abortion policies affect all people seeking care, they are particularly significant for individuals who find it difficult or outright impossible to access care when forced to navigate around abortion bans and restrictions. This includes people already facing barriers due to factors like their race, income, age or gender identity.
Abortion policies currently in effect in North Dakota include the following:
• Abortion is completely banned with very limited exceptions
• Patients forced to wait 24 hours after counseling (not required to be in-person) to obtain an abortion
• State Medicaid coverage of abortion care is banned except in very limited circumstances
• Private health insurance of abortion is banned except in very limited circumstances
• Medication abortion must be provided in person because state bans the use of telehealth or requires in-person visit
• Parental consent is required for a minor’s abortion
• Only physicians can provide abortions and not other qualified health care professionals
• Unnecessary regulations are in force and designed to shutter abortion clinics without basis in medical Standards

Abortion Policies in Iowa Restrictive

States have constructed a web of abortion laws and regulations that restrict or support whether, when and under what circumstances providers can offer abortion care and a pregnant individual can obtain an abortion. While a state’s abortion policies affect all people seeking care, they are particularly significant for individuals who find it difficult or outright impossible to access care when forced to navigate around abortion bans and restrictions. This includes people already facing barriers due to factors like their race, income, age or gender identity.
Abortion policies currently in effect in Iowa include the following:
• Abortion is banned at 22 weeks and later
• Patients forced to make two trips—one for in-person counseling and another at least 24 hours later for the abortion
• Patients forced to get an ultrasound even if medically unnecessary
• State Medicaid coverage of abortion care is banned except in very limited circumstances
• Parental notice is required for a minor’s abortion
• Only physicians can provide abortions and not other qualified health care professionals

Abortion Policies in Minnesota Very Protective

States have constructed a web of abortion laws and regulations that restrict or support whether, when and under what circumstances providers can offer abortion care and a pregnant individual can obtain an abortion. While a state’s abortion policies affect all people seeking care, they are particularly significant for individuals who find it difficult or outright impossible to access care when forced to navigate around abortion bans and restrictions. This includes people already facing barriers due to factors like their race, income, age or gender identity.
Abortion policies currently in effect in Minnesota include the following:
• Abortion is not restricted based on gestational duration
• State Medicaid funds cover abortion
• Qualified health care professionals, not solely physicians, can provide abortions
• State provides protections from harassment and physical harm for anyone entering an abortion clinic
• State has a shield law to protect abortion providers from investigations by other states; may cover patients and support organizations

Abortion Policies in Illinois Protective

States have constructed a web of abortion laws and regulations that restrict or support whether, when and under what circumstances providers can offer abortion care and a pregnant individual can obtain an abortion. While a state’s abortion policies affect all people seeking care, they are particularly significant for individuals who find it difficult or outright impossible to access care when forced to navigate around abortion bans and restrictions. This includes people already facing barriers due to factors like their race, income, age or gender identity.
Abortion policies currently in effect in Illinois include the following:
• Abortion is banned at fetal viability, generally 24–26 weeks of pregnancy
• State Medicaid funds cover abortion
• Private health insurance plans are required to cover abortion
• Qualified health care professionals, not solely physicians, can provide abortions
• State has a shield law to protect abortion providers from investigations by other states; may cover patients and support organizations
• State law protects data privacy for patients seeking reproductive health care

Abortion Policies in Michigan Protective

States have constructed a web of abortion laws and regulations that restrict or support whether, when and under what circumstances providers can offer abortion care and a pregnant individual can obtain an abortion. While a state’s abortion policies affect all people seeking care, they are particularly significant for individuals who find it difficult or outright impossible to access care when forced to navigate around abortion bans and restrictions. This includes people already facing barriers due to factors like their race, income, age or gender identity.
Abortion policies currently in effect in Michigan include the following:
• State constitution protects abortion rights
• Abortion is not restricted based on gestational duration
• Patients forced to wait 24 hours after counseling (not required to be in-person) to obtain an abortion
• State Medicaid coverage of abortion care is banned except in very limited circumstances
• Private health insurance of abortion is banned except in very limited circumstances
• Parental consent is required for a minor’s abortion
• Only physicians can provide abortions and not other qualified health care professionals
• Unnecessary regulations are in force and designed to shutter abortion clinics without basis in medical standards
• State provides protections from harassment and physical harm for anyone entering an abortion clinic
• State has a shield law to protect abortion providers from investigations by other states; may cover patients and support organizations

Abortion Policies in Wisconsin Restrictive

States have constructed a web of abortion laws and regulations that restrict or support whether, when and under what circumstances providers can offer abortion care and a pregnant individual can obtain an abortion. While a state’s abortion policies affect all people seeking care, they are particularly significant for individuals who find it difficult or outright impossible to access care when forced to navigate around abortion bans and restrictions. This includes people already facing barriers due to factors like their race, income, age or gender identity.
Abortion policies currently in effect in Wisconsin include the following:
• Abortion is banned at 22 weeks and later
• Patients forced to make two trips—one for in-person counseling and another at least 24 hours later for the abortion
• Patients forced to get an ultrasound even if medically unnecessary
• State Medicaid coverage of abortion care is banned except in very limited circumstances
• Medication abortion must be provided in person because state bans the use of telehealth or requires in-person visit
• Parental consent is required for a minor’s abortion
• Only physicians can provide abortions and not other qualified health care professionals
• Unnecessary regulations are in force and designed to shutter abortion clinics without basis in medical standards
• State provides protections from harassment and physical harm for anyone entering an abortion clinic

Abortion Policies in Indiana Most restrictive

States have constructed a web of abortion laws and regulations that restrict or support whether, when and under what circumstances providers can offer abortion care and a pregnant individual can obtain an abortion. While a state’s abortion policies affect all people seeking care, they are particularly significant for individuals who find it difficult or outright impossible to access care when forced to navigate around abortion bans and restrictions. This includes people already facing barriers due to factors like their race, income, age or gender identity.
Abortion policies currently in effect in Indiana include the following:
• Abortion is completely banned with very limited exceptions
• Patients forced to make two trips—one for in-person counseling and another at least 18 hours later for the abortion
• Patients forced to get an ultrasound even if medically unnecessary
• State Medicaid coverage of abortion care is banned except in very limited circumstances
• Private health insurance of abortion is banned except in very limited circumstances
• Medication abortion must be provided in person because state bans the use of telehealth or requires in-person visit
• Parental consent is required for a minor’s abortion
• Only physicians can provide abortions and not other qualified health care professionals
• Medication abortion is restricted through unnecessary regulations
• Unnecessary regulations are in force and designed to shutter abortion clinics without basis in medical Standards

Abortion Policies in Ohio Restrictive

States have constructed a web of abortion laws and regulations that restrict or support whether, when and under what circumstances providers can offer abortion care and a pregnant individual can obtain an abortion. While a state’s abortion policies affect all people seeking care, they are particularly significant for individuals who find it difficult or outright impossible to access care when forced to navigate around abortion bans and restrictions. This includes people already facing barriers due to factors like their race, income, age or gender identity.
Abortion policies currently in effect in Ohio include the following:
• State constitution protects abortion rights
• Abortion is banned at 22 weeks and later
• Patients forced to make two trips—one for in-person counseling and another at least 24 hours later for the abortion
• Patients forced to get an ultrasound even if medically unnecessary
• State Medicaid coverage of abortion care is banned except in very limited circumstances
• Parental consent is required for a minor’s abortion
• Only physicians can provide abortions and not other qualified health care professionals
• Unnecessary regulations are in force and designed to shutter abortion clinics without basis in medical Standards

Abortion Policies in West Virginia Most restrictive

States have constructed a web of abortion laws and regulations that restrict or support whether, when and under what circumstances providers can offer abortion care and a pregnant individual can obtain an abortion. While a state’s abortion policies affect all people seeking care, they are particularly significant for individuals who find it difficult or outright impossible to access care when forced to navigate around abortion bans and restrictions. This includes people already facing barriers due to factors like their race, income, age or gender identity.
Abortion policies currently in effect in West Virginia include the following:
• Abortion is completely banned with very limited exceptions
• State constitution explicitly excludes abortion rights
• Patients forced to wait 24 hours after counseling (not required to be in-person) to obtain an abortion
• State Medicaid coverage of abortion care is banned except in very limited circumstances
• Medication abortion must be provided in person because state bans the use of telehealth or requires in-person visit
• Parental notice is required for a minor’s abortion
• Only physicians can provide abortions and not other qualified health care professionals
• Unnecessary regulations are in force and designed to shutter abortion clinics without basis in medical Standards

Abortion Policies in Pennsylvania Restrictive

States have constructed a web of abortion laws and regulations that restrict or support whether, when and under what circumstances providers can offer abortion care and a pregnant individual can obtain an abortion. While a state’s abortion policies affect all people seeking care, they are particularly significant for individuals who find it difficult or outright impossible to access care when forced to navigate around abortion bans and restrictions. This includes people already facing barriers due to factors like their race, income, age or gender identity.
Abortion policies currently in effect in Pennsylvania include the following:
• Abortion is banned at 24 weeks and later
• Patients forced to wait 24 hours after counseling (not required to be in-person) to obtain an abortion
• State Medicaid coverage of abortion care is banned except in very limited circumstances
• Parental consent is required for a minor’s abortion
• Only physicians can provide abortions and not other qualified health care professionals
• Unnecessary regulations are in force and designed to shutter abortion clinics without basis in medical standards
• State has a shield law to protect abortion providers from investigations by other states; may cover patients and support organizations

Abortion Policies in Maryland Very Protective

States have constructed a web of abortion laws and regulations that restrict or support whether, when and under what circumstances providers can offer abortion care and a pregnant individual can obtain an abortion. While a state’s abortion policies affect all people seeking care, they are particularly significant for individuals who find it difficult or outright impossible to access care when forced to navigate around abortion bans and restrictions. This includes people already facing barriers due to factors like their race, income, age or gender identity.
Abortion policies currently in effect in Maryland include the following:
• Abortion is not restricted based on gestational duration
• Parental notice is required for a minor’s abortion
• Unnecessary regulations are in force and designed to shutter abortion clinics without basis in medical standards
• State Medicaid funds cover abortion
• Private health insurance plans are required to cover abortion
• Qualified health care professionals, not solely physicians, can provide abortions
• State provides protections from harassment and physical harm for anyone entering an abortion clinic
• State has a shield law to protect abortion providers from investigations by other states; may cover patients and support organizations

Abortion Policies in Delaware Some restrictions/protections

States have constructed a web of abortion laws and regulations that restrict or support whether, when and under what circumstances providers can offer abortion care and a pregnant individual can obtain an abortion. While a state’s abortion policies affect all people seeking care, they are particularly significant for individuals who find it difficult or outright impossible to access care when forced to navigate around abortion bans and restrictions. This includes people already facing barriers due to factors like their race, income, age or gender identity.
Abortion policies currently in effect in Delaware include the following:
• Abortion is banned at fetal viability, generally 24–26 weeks of pregnancy
• State Medicaid coverage of abortion care is banned except in very limited circumstances
• Parental notice is required for a minor’s abortion
• Qualified health care professionals, not solely physicians, can provide abortions
• State has a shield law to protect abortion providers from investigations by other states; may cover patients and support organizations

Abortion Policies in New York Very Protective

States have constructed a web of abortion laws and regulations that restrict or support whether, when and under what circumstances providers can offer abortion care and a pregnant individual can obtain an abortion. While a state’s abortion policies affect all people seeking care, they are particularly significant for individuals who find it difficult or outright impossible to access care when forced to navigate around abortion bans and restrictions. This includes people already facing barriers due to factors like their race, income, age or gender identity.
Abortion policies currently in effect in New York include the following:
• Abortion is banned at fetal viability, generally 24–26 weeks of pregnancy
• State Medicaid funds cover abortion
• Private health insurance plans are required to cover abortion
• Qualified health care professionals, not solely physicians, can provide abortions
• State fund helps patients pay for abortion care
• State provides protections from harassment and physical harm for anyone entering an abortion clinic
• State has a shield law to protect abortion providers from investigations by other states; may cover patients and support organizations

Abortion Policies in New Jersey Very Protective

States have constructed a web of abortion laws and regulations that restrict or support whether, when and under what circumstances providers can offer abortion care and a pregnant individual can obtain an abortion. While a state’s abortion policies affect all people seeking care, they are particularly significant for individuals who find it difficult or outright impossible to access care when forced to navigate around abortion bans and restrictions. This includes people already facing barriers due to factors like their race, income, age or gender identity.
Abortion policies currently in effect in New Jersey include the following:
• Abortion is not restricted based on gestational duration
• State Medicaid funds cover abortion
• Private health insurance plans are required to cover abortion
• Qualified health care professionals, not solely physicians, can provide abortions
• State has a shield law to protect abortion providers from investigations by other states; may cover patients and support organizations

Abortion Policies in Connecticut Protective

States have constructed a web of abortion laws and regulations that restrict or support whether, when and under what circumstances providers can offer abortion care and a pregnant individual can obtain an abortion. While a state’s abortion policies affect all people seeking care, they are particularly significant for individuals who find it difficult or outright impossible to access care when forced to navigate around abortion bans and restrictions. This includes people already facing barriers due to factors like their race, income, age or gender identity.
Abortion policies currently in effect in Connecticut include the following:
• Abortion is banned at fetal viability, generally 24–26 weeks of pregnancy
• Unnecessary regulations are in force and designed to shutter abortion clinics without basis in medical standards
• State Medicaid funds cover abortion
• Qualified health care professionals, not solely physicians, can provide abortions
• State has a shield law to protect abortion providers from investigations by other states; may cover patients and support organizations

Abortion Policies in Massachusetts Protective

States have constructed a web of abortion laws and regulations that restrict or support whether, when and under what circumstances providers can offer abortion care and a pregnant individual can obtain an abortion. While a state’s abortion policies affect all people seeking care, they are particularly significant for individuals who find it difficult or outright impossible to access care when forced to navigate around abortion bans and restrictions. This includes people already facing barriers due to factors like their race, income, age or gender identity.
Abortion policies currently in effect in Massachusetts include the following:
• Abortion is banned at 24 weeks and later
• Parental consent or notice is required for a minor’s abortion
• State Medicaid funds cover abortion
• Private health insurance plans are required to cover abortion
• Qualified health care professionals, not solely physicians, can provide abortions
• State fund helps patients pay for abortion care
• State provides protections from harassment and physical harm for anyone entering an abortion clinic
• State has a shield law to protect abortion providers from investigations by other states; may cover patients and support organizations

Abortion Policies in Massachusetts. Most restrictive

States have constructed a web of abortion laws and regulations that restrict or support whether, when and under what circumstances providers can offer abortion care and a pregnant individual can obtain an abortion. While a state’s abortion policies affect all people seeking care, they are particularly significant for individuals who find it difficult or outright impossible to access care when forced to navigate around abortion bans and restrictions. This includes people already facing barriers due to factors like their race, income, age or gender identity.
Abortion policies currently in effect in Massachusetts include the following:
• Abortion is banned at 24 weeks and later
• Parental consent or notice is required for a minor’s abortion
• State Medicaid funds cover abortion
• Private health insurance plans are required to cover abortion
• Qualified health care professionals, not solely physicians, can provide abortions
• State fund helps patients pay for abortion care
• State provides protections from harassment and physical harm for anyone entering an abortion clinic
• State has a shield law to protect abortion providers from investigations by other states; may cover patients and support organizations

Abortion Policies in Rhode Island Some restrictions/protections

States have constructed a web of abortion laws and regulations that restrict or support whether, when and under what circumstances providers can offer abortion care and a pregnant individual can obtain an abortion. While a state’s abortion policies affect all people seeking care, they are particularly significant for individuals who find it difficult or outright impossible to access care when forced to navigate around abortion bans and restrictions. This includes people already facing barriers due to factors like their race, income, age or gender identity.
Abortion policies currently in effect in Rhode Island include the following:
• Abortion is banned at fetal viability, generally 24–26 weeks of pregnancy
• State Medicaid funds cover abortion
• Parental consent is required for a minor’s abortion
• Unnecessary regulations are in force and designed to shutter abortion clinics without basis in medical standards
• State has a shield law to protect abortion providers from investigations by other states; may cover patients and support organizations

Abortion Policies in Vermont Most Protective

States have constructed a web of abortion laws and regulations that restrict or support whether, when and under what circumstances providers can offer abortion care and a pregnant individual can obtain an abortion. While a state’s abortion policies affect all people seeking care, they are particularly significant for individuals who find it difficult or outright impossible to access care when forced to navigate around abortion bans and restrictions. This includes people already facing barriers due to factors like their race, income, age or gender identity.
Abortion policies currently in effect in Vermont include the following:
• Abortion is not restricted based on gestational duration
• State constitution protects abortion rights
• State Medicaid funds cover abortion
• Private health insurance plans are required to cover abortion
• Qualified health care professionals, not solely physicians, can provide abortions
• State provides protections from harassment and physical harm for anyone entering an abortion clinic
• State has a shield law to protect abortion providers from investigations by other states; may cover patients and support organizations

Abortion Policies in Maine Protective

States have constructed a web of abortion laws and regulations that restrict or support whether, when and under what circumstances providers can offer abortion care and a pregnant individual can obtain an abortion. While a state’s abortion policies affect all people seeking care, they are particularly significant for individuals who find it difficult or outright impossible to access care when forced to navigate around abortion bans and restrictions. This includes people already facing barriers due to factors like their race, income, age or gender identity.
Abortion policies currently in effect in Maine include the following:
• Abortion is banned at fetal viability, generally 24–26 weeks of pregnancy
• State Medicaid funds cover abortion
• Private health insurance plans are required to cover abortion
• Qualified health care professionals, not solely physicians, can provide abortions
• State provides protections from harassment and physical harm for anyone entering an abortion clinic
• State has a shield law to protect abortion providers from investigations by other states; may cover patients and support organizations

Abortion Policies in New Hampshire Some restrictions/protections

States have constructed a web of abortion laws and regulations that restrict or support whether, when and under what circumstances providers can offer abortion care and a pregnant individual can obtain an abortion. While a state’s abortion policies affect all people seeking care, they are particularly significant for individuals who find it difficult or outright impossible to access care when forced to navigate around abortion bans and restrictions. This includes people already facing barriers due to factors like their race, income, age or gender identity.
Abortion policies currently in effect in New Hampshire include the following:
• Abortion is banned at 24 weeks and later
• State Medicaid coverage of abortion care is banned except in very limited circumstances
• Parental notice is required for a minor’s abortion
• Qualified health care professionals, not solely physicians, can provide abortions
• State provides protections from harassment and physical harm for anyone entering an abortion clinic

Disclaimer - The information provided on these pages does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal advice; all content is for general informational purposes only and may not constitute the most up-to-date legal information, either. Please consult with an Lawyer for legal advice specific to your case. This content represents state policies in effect as of March 13, 2024. The District of Columbia is under the jurisdiction of the US Congress, which means that Congress reviews all DC legislation, including anything related to abortion, before it can become law. Congress can modify or even overturn such legislation and it can impose unwanted laws on DC.