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Here Are All The U.S. Abortion Laws By State

Accessing abortion is a constitutional right because of Roe v. Wade—but some states have implemented restrictions that limit that access.

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When the ruling of Roe v. Wade went into effect in 1973, it changed women’s healthcare and made abortion access a constitutional right. Before the federal court case, 1 in 6 pregnancy-related deaths were caused by illegal, unsafe abortions.  

The case opened up many doors to safe access—but ever since then, some state governments have tried to subvert it by introducing restrictions like unconstitutional abortions bans, unnecessary waiting periods, and Targeted Restrictions on Abortion Providers (TRAP) laws. These laws are often unnecessary criteria like length and width of hallways, or practicing requirements for medical professionals.  


24 states have TRAP laws in place, which impose specific requirements on clinics and staff to be able to perform abortions. A lot of these laws are being passed in an effort to undermine Roe v. Wade and cause clinics to shut down without technically being deemed unconstitutional. 

This list offers a brief overview of how each state classifies in terms of abortion— ranking from accessible to severely restricted. 


Alabama

  • Severely Restricted
  • 59% of Alabama women live in counties with no abortion clinics
  • TRAP laws: Yes
  • Read more here


Alaska

  • Accessible
  • 32% of women live in counties with no abortion clinics
  • TRAP laws: No
  • Read more here


Arizona

  • Restricted
  • 18% of women live in counties with no abortion clinics
  • TRAP laws: Yes
  • Read more here


Arkansas

  • Severely Restricted
  • 77% of women live in counties with no abortion clinics
  • TRAP laws: Yes
  • Read more here


California

  • Accessible
  • 3% of women live in counties with abortion clinics
  • TRAP laws: No
  • Read more here


Colorado

  • Mostly Accessible
  • 27% of women live in counties with no abortion clinic
  • TRAP laws: No
  • Read more here

Connecticut

  • Accessible
  • 5% of women live in counties with no abortion clinic
  • TRAP laws: Yes
  • Read more here


Delaware

  • Accessible
  • 18% of women live in counties with no abortion clinic
  • TRAP laws: No
  • Read more here


District of Columbia

  • Accessible
  • 0% of women live in counties with no abortion clinic
  • TRAP laws: No
  • Read more here


Florida

  • Restricted
  • 24% of women live in counties with no abortion clinic
  • TRAP laws: Yes
  • Read more here


Georgia

  • Severely Restricted
  • 55% of women live in counties with no abortion clinic
  • TRAP laws: No
  • Read more here


Hawaii

  • Accessible
  • 5% of women live in counties with no abortion clinic
  • TRAP laws: No
  • Read more here


Idaho

  • Restricted
  • 67% of women live in counties with no abortion clinic
  • TRAP laws: No
  • Read more here


Illinois

  • Accessible
  • 37% of women live in counties with no abortion clinic
  • TRAP laws: No
  • Read more here


Indiana

  • Severely restricted
  • 70% of women live in counties with no abortion clinic
  • TRAP laws: Yes
  • Read more here


Iowa

  • Restricted
  • 58% of women live in counties with no abortion clinic
  • TRAP laws: No
  • Read more here


Kansas

  • Restricted
  • 61% of women live in counties with no abortion clinic
  • TRAP laws: Yes
  • Read more here


Kentucky

  • Severely Restricted
  • 82% of women live in counties with no abortion clinic.
  • TRAP laws: Yes
  • Read more here


Louisiana

  • Severely Restricted
  • 72% of women live in counties with no abortion clinic
  • TRAP laws: Yes
  • Read more here


Maine

  • Accessible
  • 24% of women live in counties with no abortion clinic.
  • TRAP laws: No
  • Read more here


Maryland

  • Accessible
  • 29% of women live in counties with no abortion clinic
  • TRAP laws: Yes
  • Read more here


Massachusetts

  • Accessible
  • 13% of women live in counties with no abortion clinic
  • TRAP laws: No
  • Read more here


Michigan

  • Restricted
  • 35% of women live in counties with no abortion clinic
  • TRAP laws: Yes
  • Read more here


Minnesota

  • Mostly Accessible
  • 61% of women live in counties with no abortion clinic
  • TRAP laws: No
  • Read more here


Mississippi

  • Severely Restricted
  • 91% of women live in counties with no abortion clinic
  • TRAP laws: Yes
  • Read more here


Missouri

  • Severely restricted
  • 78% of women live in counties with no abortion clinic
  • TRAP laws: Yes
  • Read more here


Montana

  • Accessible
  • 56% of women live in counties with no abortion clinic
  • TRAP laws: No
  • Read more here


Nebraska

  • Restricted
  • 40% of women live in counties with no abortion clinic
  • TRAP laws: Yes
  • Read more here


Nevada

  • Accessible
  • 9% of women live in counties with no abortion clinic
  • TRAP laws: No
  • Read more here


New Hampshire

  • Accessible
  • 30% of women live in counties with no abortion clinic
  • TRAP laws: No
  • Read more here


New Jersey

  • Accessible
  • 26% of women live in counties with no abortion clinic
  • TRAP laws: No
  • Read more here


New Mexico

  • Accessible
  • 48% of women live in counties with no abortion clinic
  • TRAP laws: No
  • Read more here


New York

  • Accessible
  • 8% of women live in counties with no abortion clinic
  • TRAP laws: No
  • Read more here


North Carolina

  • Restricted
  • 53% of women live in counties with no abortion clinic
  • TRAP laws: Yes
  • Read more here


North Dakota

  • Severely Restricted 
  • 72% of women live in counties with no abortion clinic
  • TRAP laws: Yes
  • Read more here


Ohio

  • Severely Restricted
  • 55% of women live in counties with no abortion clinic
  • TRAP laws: Yes
  • Read more here


Oklahoma

  • Severely restricted
  • 53% of women live in counties with no abortion clinic
  • TRAP laws: Yes
  • Read more here


Oregon

  • Accessible
  • 23% of women live in counties with no abortion clinic
  • TRAP laws: No
  • Read more here


Pennsylvania

  • Restricted
  • 48% of women live in counties with no abortion clinic
  • TRAP laws: Yes
  • Read more here


Rhode Island

  • Accessible
  • 22% of women live in counties with no abortion clinic
  • TRAP laws: Yes
  • Read more here


South Carolina

  • Severely Restricted 
  • 71% of women live in counties with no abortion clinic
  • TRAP laws: Yes
  • Read more here


South Dakota

  • Severely Restricted
  • 76% of women live in counties with no abortion clinic
  • TRAP laws: Yes
  • Read more here


Tennessee

  • Severely Restricted
  • 63% of women live in counties with no abortion clinic
  • TRAP laws: Yes
  • Read more here


Texas

  • Severely Restricted
  • 43% of women live in counties with no abortion clinic
  • TRAP laws: Yes
  • Read more here


Utah

  • Restricted
  • 63% of women live in counties with no abortion clinic
  • TRAP laws: Yes
  • Read more here


Vermont

  • Accessible
  • 38% of women live in counties with no abortion clinic
  • TRAP laws: Yes
  • Read more here


Virginia

  • Severely Restricted
  • 80% of women live in counties with no abortion clinic
  • TRAP laws: Yes
  • Read more here


Washington

  • Accessible
  • 10% of women live in counties with no abortion clinic
  • TRAP laws: No
  • Read more here


West Virginia

  • Severely Restricted
  • 90% of women live in counties with no abortion clinic
  • TRAP laws: No
  • Read more here


Wisconsin

  • Severely Restricted
  • 70% of women live in counties with no abortion clinic
  • TRAP laws: Yes
  • Read more here


Wyoming

  • Severely Restricted
  • 96% of women live in counties with no abortion clinic
  • TRAP laws: No
  • Read more here
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