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One year without Roe v. Wade: Here's where abortion laws stand in your state

Jun 23, 2023 View Original Article
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51% : The state allows abortion until a fetus would be viable outside the womb.
50% : Abortion is legal until viability.
50% : Abortion is legal in Rhode Island through viability, about 24-26 weeks.
50% : Abortion is legal in Vermont at all stages of pregnancy.
50% : Victims must report their assault to law enforcement 48 hours before the procedure.
49% : Abortion is legal in California until viability, generally considered to be around 24 weeks.
49% : Abortion remains legal in Illinois to the point of viability, and later to protect the patient's life or health.
48% : The state has partnered with law firms and advocacy groups to create a hotline that provides access to information and pro bono services for people who need legal help related to abortion.
48% : Access to abortion is codified as state law in Delaware.
48% : The governor has proposed a change to state law to allow abortion after fetal viability if it's deemed necessary by a physician.
48% : Abortion is legal in Massachusetts until 24 weeks of pregnancy.
48% : Abortion remains legal in Michigan through viability.
48% :Abortion remains legal in New Jersey at all stages of pregnancy.
48% : Abortion is legal through 24 weeks of pregnancy in Pennsylvania.
48% : Abortion remains legal in Wyoming through viability, about 24-26 weeks.
47% : In January, Planned Parenthood Illinois spokesperson Mary Jane Maharry said roughly 30% of its patients were from outside of Illinois, compared to about 6% before Roe was overturned.
47% : Abortion remains legal in Minnesota through viability.
47% : Abortion is legal until the start of the third trimester in Virginia.
47% : Abortion remains legal in Washington through viability, about 24-26 weeks.
47% : Wisconsin adopted a ban on abortion except to save the mother's life in 1849, a year after the territory became a state.
46% : Abortion remains legal in Colorado at all stages of pregnancy.
46% : Abortion remains legal in Connecticut until viability, generally considered to be around 24 weeks.
46% : In March, Hawaii's governor signed legislation expanding access to abortion and protecting local health care providers from prosecution by out-of-state authorities.
46% : In January, the state Supreme Court dismissed a handful of legal challenges brought by Planned Parenthood and other organizations.
46% : The right to abortion is protected in Maryland law, and voters will decide next year whether to enshrine the right to abortion in the Maryland Constitution.
46% : The state approved legislation in 1991 to protect abortion rights if the Supreme Court allowed abortion to be restricted.
46% : Under a law that went into effect in 2022, abortion is allowed until 24 weeks of pregnancy, later for the health or life of the patient or if the fetus has been diagnosed with "abnormalities incompatible with life."
46% : Abortion remains legal in New Mexico, even in the third trimester.
45% :Stricter laws are on hold after a 2019 state Supreme Court ruling that the state's constitution grants a fundamental right to abortion.
45% : While the new law had little further impact on access to abortion in Minnesota, the governor and sponsors of the bill said it provides a critical new layer of protection in case the composition of the state courts someday changes, as it did on the U.S. Supreme Court before it struck down Roe v. Wade.
45% : Abortion rights groups are working to put forward a ballot measure in November that would permanently enshrine a right to abortion in the state constitution.
44% : In New York, abortion remains legal through viability, about 24-26 weeks.
43% : Fourteen ban abortion in most cases at any point in pregnancy, while 20 Democratic-leaning states have protected or expanded access to abortion.
43% : One of the newer laws protects abortion providers from arrest, extradition and legal proceedings in other states by forbidding New York state and local courts and law enforcement agencies from cooperating in most scenarios.
43% : Abortion remains legal in Oregon at any stage in pregnancy.
43% : Republican-led efforts to restrict abortion in the state have so far been defeated by Democrats who have a narrow majority in the state House.
43% :Abortion providers are not offering abortions in Wisconsin while the question of whether abortion is legal there remains under judicial review.
42% : Abortion remains legal in Alaska.
42% : Voters in November rejected a ballot measure aimed at denying any state constitutional protections for abortion, but in February, the state's highest court refused to halt the near-total ban and sent the case back to a lower court for further consideration.
42% : A week after the Supreme Court's ruling, the state's governor signed into law two bills aimed at protecting the right to abortion for out-of-state residents and barring extradition to states that have prohibited the procedure.
42% : Abortion remains legal through 18 weeks of pregnancy in Utah, but a law on hold by the courts could ban abortion clinics statewide.
41% : Most Republican-led states have restricted abortion.
41% : The Legislature put a proposed amendment on last August's ballot asking voters whether to lift that constitutional protection, which would have allowed lawmakers to greatly restrict or ban abortion.
41% : Abortion remains legal in South Carolina through 20-22 weeks, but a new law that's on hold by the courts would ban most abortions in the state at around six weeks of pregnancy.
40% : Saturday, June, 24, marks one year since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that provided a constitutional right to abortion.
39% : In May, a judge temporarily blocked the state from enforcing the ban on the use of dilation and evacuation abortions until the legal challenges from Planned Parenthood can be heard.
39% :Democratic lawmakers in Oregon have approved a measure to shield abortion patients and providers from lawsuits originating in states where abortion is restricted, but Republicans have blocked the bill with a six-week walkout that halted the legislative session.
38% : Hawaii legalized abortion in 1970, three years before Roe v. Wade.
38% : Abortion is legal in Montana through viability, but the state's governor and GOP legislators are trying to ban the most commonly used abortion procedure after 15 weeks.
38% : Abortion is legal in Ohio up to 20 weeks' gestation because a court has blocked a near-ban on the procedure while a lawsuit unfolds.
38% :The state's Supreme Court has struck down other abortion laws that require a "medical emergency" before a doctor can perform an abortion, ruling women have a right to abortion when pregnancy risks their health, not just in a medical emergency.
38% : The Legislature passed a ban that prohibits abortion at all stages of pregnancy except in cases of rape or incest that's reported to police, or to save a woman's life, but it's not being enforced while it's under judicial review.
37% : Abortion remains legal in Indiana up to 20 weeks, despite lawmakers passing a near-total abortion ban in August 2022.
37% : Abortion is banned after 12 weeks of pregnancy in Nebraska.
37% : Abortion is illegal in Oklahoma with limited exceptions.
37% : That decision triggered two previously passed laws -- a 2019 ban on abortion after 18 weeks and a 2020 ban on abortions regardless of trimester, with several exceptions including instances of risk to maternal health as well as rape or incest reported to the police.
37% : The ban Republicans enacted states that abortion is not health care.
36% : Abortion is banned after 15 weeks in Florida, but a law signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis in April could further restrict abortions to six weeks of pregnancy pending the outcome of a court case.
36% : Abortion is banned after 20 weeks of pregnancy in Iowa.
36% : After that, abortion is allowed only to save a patient's life or to prevent "a substantial and irreversible physical impairment of a major bodily function."
36% : Abortion is banned in Kentucky except when it's carried out to save the life of the mother or to prevent disabling injury.
36% : Abortion is banned at 20 weeks of pregnancy in North Carolina, but on July 1, legislation banning most abortions after 12 weeks is set to become law.
35% : Abortion is completely banned in Mississippi with few exceptions.
35% : Abortion is banned in North Dakota with very limited exceptions.
35% : Abortion is banned at all stages of pregnancy in West Virginia.
34% : Abortion is banned in Texas with very few exceptions.
24% :Mississippi's trigger law, passed in 2007, says abortion is legal only if the woman's life is in danger or if a pregnancy is caused by a rape reported to law enforcement.

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