A Guide To Abortion Laws, Waiting Periods & Other Restrictions By State

So you need to get an abortion? Between laws designed to curb access to clinics and the rise of crisis pregnancy centers, there are more restrictions and misinformation than ever. But don’t panic. Ahead, we made a guide to help you navigate the mess of regulations so you can get the help you need.

Abortion Restrictions State By State

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Learn more about the abortion services and the specific restrictions available state by state.

Abortion clinic data via Guttmacher and CPC data via ExposeFakeClinics.com 
Colors represent the amount of laws restricting abortion access by state. 0-1 represents least amount of restrictions, while 5 is the most restrictions. Crisis pregnancy centers masquerade as legitimate women's health clinics but in reality do not offer abortion services and are designed to dissuade women from seeking abortions and birth control. For more information on CPCs and to find out about fake clinics in your area, visit ExposeFakeClinics.com.

Explore Abortion Rights By State

Though Roe v. Wade makes abortion legal in the U.S., states have significant latitude to regulate the procedure. Restrictions and requirements — which range from how far along in your pregnancy you are to needing an ultrasound and parental consent — vary greatly from state to state. Learn more about abortion rights.

Do You Need Help?

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If you're looking for information on how and where to get an abortion in your specific area, visit ineedana.com. It is a free resource that helps people navigate state laws and find the most relevant abortion services and resources.

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