Tracking Abortion Bans Across the Country (2024)

Ala. Alabama

Banned

— Abortion is banned in almost all circ*mstances. Ark. Arkansas

Banned

— Abortion is banned in almost all circ*mstances. Idaho Idaho

Banned

— Abortion is banned in almost all circ*mstances, and the Idaho Supreme Court ruled in 2023 that there is no constitutional right to an abortion in the state. A U.S. Supreme Court ruling will allow access to emergency abortions while lower courts decide if the state’s ban violates a federal law requiring emergency care for any patient. Ind. Indiana

Banned

— Abortion is banned in almost all circ*mstances. In 2023, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled that the state Constitution does not include a right to abortion except in dire situations. A separate challenge to the ban by residents who argue that it violates their religious rights is ongoing. Ky. Kentucky

Banned

— Abortion is banned in almost all circ*mstances. In 2022, voters rejected a ballot measure that would have amended the state Constitution to say it did not contain the right to an abortion. La. Louisiana

Banned

— Abortion is banned in almost all circ*mstances. Miss. Mississippi

Banned

— Abortion is banned in almost all circ*mstances. Mo. Missouri

Banned

— Abortion is banned in almost all circ*mstances. N.D. North Dakota

Banned

— Abortion is banned in almost all circ*mstances. Okla. Oklahoma

Banned

— Abortion is banned in almost all circ*mstances. S.D. South Dakota

Banned

— Abortion is banned in almost all circ*mstances. Voters will decide in November whether to enact a constitutional amendment that prohibits regulation of abortion in the first trimester. Tenn. Tennessee

Banned

— Abortion is banned in almost all circ*mstances. Texas Texas

Banned

— Abortion is banned in almost all circ*mstances. Private citizens can sue abortion providers and those who assist patients who are seeking an abortion after about six weeks of pregnancy. W.Va. West Virginia

Banned

— Abortion is banned in almost all circ*mstances. Fla. Florida

Gestational limit

6 weeks Abortion is banned after about six weeks of pregnancy. The Florida Supreme Court ruled in 2024 that the state Constitution’s privacy protections do not extend to abortion. Voters will decide in November whether to enshrine a right to abortion in the state Constitution. Ga. Georgia

Gestational limit

6 weeks Abortion is banned after about six weeks of pregnancy. In 2023, the State Supreme Court reversed a lower court’s ruling that the ban was void. The lower court must still weigh whether the ban violates the state’s Constitution. S.C. South Carolina

Gestational limit

6 weeks Abortion is banned after about six weeks of pregnancy. The South Carolina Supreme Court upheld the ban in 2023, finding that the state Constitution’s privacy protections do not extend to abortion. Neb. Nebraska

Gestational limit

12 weeks Abortion is banned after 12 weeks of pregnancy. N.C. North Carolina

Gestational limit

12 weeks Abortion is banned after 12 weeks of pregnancy. Ariz. Arizona

Gestational limit

15 weeks Abortion is banned after 15 weeks of pregnancy. The legislature repealed a law from 1864 that would have placed a near-total ban on abortions. Utah Utah

Gestational limit

18 weeks Abortion is banned after 18 weeks of pregnancy. A judge has temporarily blocked a law that would have halted most abortions by requiring the procedure to be performed in hospitals. Another ban on most abortions was indefinitely blocked, and the State Supreme Court is expected to rule on it in 2024. Iowa Iowa

Ban blocked

22 weeks The Iowa Supreme Court ruled in June that the state’s six-week abortion ban can soon be enforced while a lawsuit against it proceeds. It will take at least 21 days for the case to go back to the district court, during which time abortion will remain legal. Mont. Montana

Ban blocked

Viability The Montana Supreme Court has ruled that the state Constitution protects the right to an abortion. A ban on the most commonly used procedure in the second trimester and several other restrictions have been blocked by a court. Wyo. Wyoming

Ban blocked

Viability A judge has temporarily blocked a ban on most abortions and another law that explicitly bans the use of abortion pills. A separate ban on most abortions remains indefinitely blocked. Alaska Alaska

Legal

No limit The State Supreme Court has recognized a right to “reproductive choice” under the state Constitution. Kan. Kansas

Legal

22 weeks The State Supreme Court ruled in 2019 that a pregnant woman’s right to personal autonomy is protected in the state Constitution, and in 2022, Kansans rejected a ballot measure that would have removed the right to abortion from the state Constitution. N.H. New Hampshire

Legal

24 weeks Abortion is not expressly protected by state law. Ohio Ohio

Legal

22 weeks Voters enshrined abortion protections in the state Constitution in 2023. Courts are still deciding how the amendment affects existing abortion restrictions, such as waiting periods and consent requirements. Va. Virginia

Legal

Viability Abortion is not expressly protected by state law. Wis. Wisconsin

Legal

22 weeks In late 2023, a Wisconsin judge ruled that an 1849 law widely interpreted as a ban did not apply to abortion. The case may come before the State Supreme Court, which has a liberal majority. D.C. Washington, D.C.

Legal with new protections

No limit Local law protects abortion throughout pregnancy and shields providers and patients from laws in other jurisdictions. Calif. California

Legal with new protections

Viability The California Supreme Court has recognized a right to abortion and voters explicitly enshrined abortion protections in the state Constitution in 2022. State law protects abortion and shields patients and providers from laws in other states. Colo. Colorado

Legal with new protections

No limit State law protects abortion and shields those seeking or providing the procedure in Colorado from laws in other states. Voters will decide in November if the state Constitution should provide a right to an abortion. Conn. Connecticut

Legal with new protections

Viability State law protects abortion and shields those seeking or providing abortions in Connecticut from laws in other states. Del. Delaware

Legal with new protections

Viability State law protects abortion and shields those seeking or providing abortions in Delaware from laws in other states. Hawaii Hawaii

Legal with new protections

Viability State law protects abortion and shields those seeking or providing abortions in Hawaii from laws in other states. Ill. Illinois

Legal with new protections

Viability The State Supreme Court has recognized abortion protections under the state Constitution. State law protects the procedure and shields those seeking or providing abortions in Illinois from laws in other states. Maine Maine

Legal with new protections

Viability State law protects abortion and shields those seeking or providing abortions in Maine from laws in other states. A 2023 law allows an abortion past the point of fetal viability if a doctor decides it is medically necessary. Md. Maryland

Legal with new protections

Viability State law protects abortion and shields those seeking or providing abortions in Maryland from laws in other states. Voters will decide in November whether the state Constitution should establish a right to reproductive freedom. Mass. Massachusetts

Legal with new protections

24 weeks The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has recognized the right to abortion under the state Constitution. A law shields those seeking or providing abortions in Massachusetts from laws in other states, regardless of the patient’s location. Mich. Michigan

Legal with new protections

Viability Voters enshrined abortion protections in the state Constitution in 2022. State law protects abortion and an executive order shields those seeking or providing abortions in Michigan from laws in other states. Minn. Minnesota

Legal with new protections

No limit The State Supreme Court has recognized the right to abortion under the state Constitution. State law protects a right to reproductive care and shields those seeking or providing abortions in Minnesota from laws in other states. Nev. Nevada

Legal with new protections

24 weeks State law protects abortion and shields those seeking or providing abortions in Nevada from laws in other states. Voters will decide in November if the state Constitution should provide a right to an abortion. N.J. New Jersey

Legal with new protections

No limit The New Jersey Supreme Court has recognized the right to abortion under the state Constitution. State law protects abortion throughout pregnancy and shields those seeking or providing abortions in New Jersey from laws in other states. N.M. New Mexico

Legal with new protections

No limit State law shields those seeking or providing abortions in New Mexico from laws in other states. N.Y. New York

Legal with new protections

Viability State law protects abortion and shields patients and providers from laws in other states. Voters will decide in November whether there should be equal protection for reproductive health care and autonomy under the state’s bill of rights. Ore. Oregon

Legal with new protections

No limit State law protects abortion throughout pregnancy and shields those seeking or providing abortions in Oregon from laws in other states. Pa. Pennsylvania

Legal with new protections

24 weeks An executive order shields those seeking or providing abortions in Pennsylvania from laws in other states. R.I. Rhode Island

Legal with new protections

Viability State law protects abortion and an executive order shields those seeking or providing abortions in Rhode Island from laws in other states. Vt. Vermont

Legal with new protections

No limit Voters enshrined abortion protections in the state Constitution in 2022. State law protects abortion throughout pregnancy and shields those seeking or providing abortions in Vermont from laws in other states, including those using medication abortion. Wash. Washington

Legal with new protections

Viability State law protects abortion and shields those seeking or providing abortions in Washington from laws in other states.
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