Abortion is now banned or under threat in these states

More than a dozen states have laws that criminalize abortion when the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. Here’s a look at abortion laws by state.

By Caroline Kitchener, Kevin Schaul, N. Kirkpatrick, Daniela Santamariña and Lauren TierneyFebruary 3, 2023

Republicans aim to decimate abortion access in post-Roe haven states

GOP hard-liners seek new abortion restrictions in key post-Roe destination states, including North Carolina, Florida and Nebraska.

By Caroline Kitchener and Rachel RoubeinFebruary 3, 2023

New Arizona GOP chairman solicits election deniers to secure spot

Jeff DeWit, a former state treasurer and Trump campaign aide, wooed prominent election deniers to stave off far-right challenge

By Yvonne Wingett Sanchez and Isaac ArnsdorfFebruary 2, 2023

RNC urges GOP candidates to ‘go on offense’ on abortion in 2024

The Republican National Committee passed a resolution pushing the strictest antiabortion legislation possible.

By Amy B WangJanuary 30, 2023

What to know about getting abortion pills at your local pharmacy

They’re unlikely to be available immediately as stores seek certification and set up systems to track shipments.

By Frances Stead SellersJanuary 19, 2023

Abortion foes prepare for their first March for Life, post-Roe

A national limit on abortion has become one of the new focal points for march organizers and other antiabortion leaders.

By Rachel RoubeinJanuary 19, 2023

Talk of prosecuting women for abortion pills roils antiabortion movement

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall suggested women who use abortion pills could be prosecuted under a law first passed to protect children from meth lab fumes.

By Caroline Kitchener and Ellen FrancisJanuary 11, 2023

House Republicans approve antiabortion bills after daunting midterm

One measure has no legislative impact; Democrats argue the other is unnecessary because of current law.

By Marianna Sotomayor and Rachel RoubeinJanuary 11, 2023

South Carolina Supreme Court strikes down state’s 6-week abortion law

Abortions in South Carolina are now legal to at least 20 weeks after the state supreme court tossed the six-week ban Thursday.

By Kim Bellware and Silvia Foster-FrauJanuary 5, 2023

Justice Dept.: Despite bans, abortion pills may be mailed to any state

U.S. law allows mail delivery of mifepristone and misoprostol despite attempts by states to ban it, the opinion says, because a sender can't know how the pills will be used.

By Perry SteinJanuary 4, 2023

Antiabortion activist dismissed from priesthood for ‘blasphemous communications’

The Vatican has removed high-profile Catholic leader Frank Pavone from the priesthood, a move that many of the most fervent national antiabortion advocates are questioning.

By Caroline Kitchener and Michelle BoorsteinDecember 19, 2022

Conservatives complain abortion bans not enforced, want jail time for pill ‘trafficking’

Many conservatives fear that the growing availability of illegal abortion pills has undercut their landmark Supreme Court victory overturning Roe v. Wade.

By Caroline KitchenerDecember 14, 2022

The Abortion Diaries: Pregnant and desperate in post-Roe America

Three pregnant women shared their abortion journeys since Roe v. Wade was overturned, each living in a state where she could not legally access the procedure.

By Caroline KitchenerDecember 1, 2022

Georgia Supreme Court reinstates six-week abortion ban

The ban had been overturned one week earlier by a Fulton County judge who ruled it "unconstitutional."

By Kim BellwareNovember 23, 2022

Doctor says she shouldn’t have to turn over patients’ abortion records

Caitlin Bernard, an Indianapolis-based OB/GYN who conducts abortions, says the Indiana attorney general doesn't have the basis to request patient records.

By Kim BellwareNovember 19, 2022

Justice Alito denies disclosing 2014 Hobby Lobby opinion in advance

Allegation against Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. comes after leak of draft Dobbs abortion opinion, amid growing public questions about the high court's legitimacy.

By Robert Barnes and Ann E. MarimowNovember 19, 2022

Judge overturns Georgia’s six-week abortion ban

Two key parts of the law “were plainly unconstitutional when drafted," the judge ruled. State officials are expected to appeal.

By Kim Bellware and Rachel RoubeinNovember 15, 2022

Here’s how abortion access fared in the midterm elections in nine states

Follow live results in nine states where abortion-related ballot measures and contests for governor and state legislatures could alter control of abortion laws.

By Caroline Kitchener, Kati Perry and Kevin SchaulNovember 10, 2022

Abortion rights advocates score major midterm victories across U.S.

An antiabortion amendment was defeated in conservative Kentucky, while voters in Michigan backed a measure enshrining abortion rights in the state constitution.

By Caroline Kitchener, Rachel Roubein and Kim BellwareNovember 9, 2022

These comics show: There is no typical abortion story

Political narratives can flatten the reality of abortion. In these four comics, we depicted the complexities.

By Hannah GoodNovember 1, 2022