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State abortion requirements

Women have had a constitutional right to terminate a pregnancy up to viability, or around 24 weeks, since the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision. However, rules for abortion are being rewritten on the state level, placing new restrictions and requirements on abortions, including the use of ultrasounds and counseling.

  • All states with requirements
  • Ultrasound
  • Clinical regulations
  • Counseling

20 weeks

24 weeks

Post-viability

3rd trimester

None

SOURCE: The Guttmacher Institute, Center for Disease Control, "Abortion Incidence and Access to Services In the United States, 2008" by Rachel K. Jones and Kathryn Kooistra. Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health.

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