A guide to where abortion laws are being rewritten, state-by-state

A protester makes her case in front of the Supreme Court.
A protester makes her case in front of the Supreme Court.

With so many abortion bills being enacted on the state level this year -- 50 so far, according to the nonprofit Guttmacher Institute -- it's hard to keep track of where the law stands across the country. Graphic artist Kennedy Elliott and producer Masuma Ahuja have created this amazing interactive graphic that allows you to see what sort of legislation has been introduced, passed, signed and in some cases, blocked in state or federal court.

Whether it's banning abortions before the 24th week of pregnancy, imposing a mandatory ultrasound test before performing an abortion or requiring doctors to obtain admitting privileges at a nearby hospital, this guide will let you see how lawmakers are handling this controversial issue.

View the full graphic here. 

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