Roe v. Wade Overturned: Our Latest Resources

Abortion Rights and Access in the Post-Roe Era


In June 2022, the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade with its decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, eliminating the federal right to abortion. As the US abortion access landscape continues to shift rapidly, this page compiles Guttmacher’s relevant policy and research resources that reflect the ongoing impact of abortion bans and restrictions. 

Abortion Policies Interactive Map

Guttmacher’s interactive map is an up-to-date guide on abortion policies in every US state.

It provides an at-a-glance overview of the abortion policy landscape while detailing each state's current protective or restrictive policies, plus key demographic and abortion-related statistics.

Monthly Abortion Provision Study

In response to the overturning of Roe v. Wade, the Guttmacher Institute has launched a new research initiative to track monthly estimates of abortions provided within the formal US health care system.

The Monthly Abortion Provision Study interactive resource shows current abortion counts, which help illustrate the impacts of abortion policies on state-level incidence and trends.

Interactive resource: Monthly abortion data and 2020 comparisons

News Release: Medication Abortions Accounted for 63% of All US Abortions in 2023, an Increase from 53% in 2020

Policy Analysis: Despite Bans, Number of Abortions in the United States Increased in 2023

Medication Abortion

Medication abortion is safe, effective, widely used, and has become critical for abortion care in the United States. Now that the US Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, targeting medication abortion use has become a central strategy of the anti-abortion movement. Everyone deserves access to abortion care on their terms and according to their needs and preferences. 

Policy Analysis: Medication Abortion Accounted for 63% of All US Abortions in 2023—An Increase from 53% in 2020

Amicus briefs: The Guttmacher Institute, Its Experts and Partners Call on the US Supreme Court to Follow the Science and Protect Medication Abortion Access 

Op-ed: Why a flawed study on medication abortion was retracted 

Policy analysis: Medication Abortion Within and Outside the Formal US Health Care System: What You Need to Know 

Policy analysis: Mifepristone for Abortion in a Global Context: Safe, Effective and Approved in Nearly 100 Countries 

Abortion Under EMTALA

For decades, the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) has ensured meaningful access to emergency health care for everyone. After Roe v. Wade was overturned, the Biden administration reiterated that EMTALA protections include abortion access, even in states where abortion is banned.   

Now, the Supreme Court is hearing a case on whether the state of Idaho can ignore EMTALA and enforce its total abortion ban even when an abortion is needed to stabilize a patient. As the Court weighs in, it’s important to remember: Everyone deserves abortion access, no matter the circumstances.  

Amicus brief: The Guttmacher Institute Joins Amicus Brief Calling on the US Supreme Court to Protect Abortion Care in Emergency Situations 

Op-ed: The Anti-Abortion Movement is Showing Its True Colors

Statement: Destiny Lopez, acting co-CEO of the Guttmacher Institute, Calls on the US Supreme Court to Protect Abortion in Emergency Situations  

State Policy Trends 2023

In 2023, the first full year since the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, state legislatures took key action on reproductive health policies, especially on abortion, gender-affirming care and contraception. The US abortion landscape became even more fractured and many anti-abortion policymakers escalated attacks on gender-affirming care, highlighting that these attacks on reproductive health and autonomy are connected. The analysis also outlines innovative policy solutions some states have enacted to protect and expand abortion access for all.  

Read the analysis.

Abortion Access Inequity Research

The abortion landscape is fragmented and increasingly polarized. Since the fall of Roe, many states have abortion restrictions or bans in place that make it difficult, if not impossible, for people to get care. Other states have taken steps to protect abortion rights and access.

Research has long indicated that abortion bans have the greatest impact on people in marginalized groups who already struggle to access health care, including abortion.

Wealth disparities also shape the US abortion landscape by determining access at every level, from contraceptive care to abortion care. Even before the fall of Roe, individuals living in states that were likely to ban abortion in the absence of constitutional protections faced substantial financial barriers to obtaining an abortion.

Policy analysis: Inequity in US abortion rights and access

Policy analysis: The exacerbation of wealth disparities after Dobbs




Banning abortion in Florida harms the entire Southeast

The harm of Florida's abortion ban and every ban always falls hardest on people who face systemic barriers to health care and have the fewest resources. Watch our video for more on what this 6-week ban means for Florida and the entire Southeast.  

Global Reverberations of the Rollback on Abortion Rights in the US

A virtual discussion on the global impact of the Dobbs decision, with four panelists hosted by the Guttmacher Institute at Women Deliver 2023

Inequality and Abortion Access

Provides an overview of the disproportionate impact that abortion bans and restrictions have on people already facing systemic racism and economic inequality.

Abortion Policies in the US Since Roe v. Wade was Overturned

Provides an overview of abortion policies in the US since Roe v. Wade was overturned

Get the Facts on Medication Abortion in the United States

Medication Abortion Using Mifepristone Is Safe, Effective and Widely Used

Provides on overview of the facts on medication abortion and why mifepristone is a critically important part of abortion provision in the United States.

Who Has Abortions in the United States? Part 1

Provides an overview of U.S. abortion patients by age, income and parental status

Who Has Abortions in the United States? Part 2

Provides an overview of U.S. abortion patients by race and religion

Background Information

This library contains articles and analyses detailing the changing landscape of US abortion rights and access from 2016 to now. Its contents map key abortion patient trends, explain the consequences of harmful policy changes, and highlight coalition efforts to restore reproductive rights and justice since Roe was overturned.

  1. Policy Analysis

    Advancing Equity in a Post-Dobbs Landscape: Applying the Racial Equity and Policy Framework to the Work of the Guttmacher Institute

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