Roe v. Wade Overturned: Our Latest Resources

Abortion Rights and Access in the Post-Roe Era

 

The US abortion access landscape continues to shift rapidly in the wake of the Supreme Court’s radical decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which overturned Roe v. Wade in June 2022.

Roe v. Wade was the landmark 1973 case affirming the constitutional right to abortion. The Dobbs decision eliminated that right and precipitated an unparalleled crisis in abortion rights and access.

This page compiles our full body of data and analysis on the abortion policy landscape, abortion numbers and trends, and the impacts of abortion restrictions and bans. These resources are free to use with proper attribution to the Guttmacher Institute.

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: Guttmacher Launches New Research Initiative to Track Monthly State Abortion Occurrence in the United States

Policy analysis: New State Abortion Data Indicate Widespread Travel for Care

Medication Abortion Policy Analysis

In addition to attacking abortion rights through state and federal legislative action, anti-abortion activists continue to weaponize the judicial system. One prominent attack is aimed at trying to revoke FDA approval of mifepristone, a drug used in the most common medication abortion regimen. 

Learn more about medication abortion in the United States

In addition to its safe and effective use in the United States for more than two decades, mifepristone has been around for nearly 40 years, and there is abundant evidence from other countries, as well as from the global scientific community, that it is a safe, effective and essential medication. 

Learn more about mifepristone in a global context 

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

Video: Inequality and abortion access

Infographics

 

Videos

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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Who Has Abortions in the United States? Part 1

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

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Who Has Abortions in the United States? Part 2

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

"One Year Post-Roe" Content Library

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

    State Policy Trends 2022: In a Devastating Year for Abortion Access, US Supreme Court’s Decision to Overturn Roe Leads to Bans, Confusion and Chaos

  2. Opinion

    Focusing on Exceptions Misses the True Harm of Abortion Bans

  3. News Release

    2020 Abortion Provider Census Shows US Abortion Landscape Before the Fall of Roe

  4. Research Article

    Abortion incidence and service availability in the United States, 2020

  5. Opinion

    Access to Comprehensive Reproductive Health Care is an Adolescent Health Issue

Learn more about Abortion in the United States

Everyone deserves legal affirmation and protection of their rights to sexual and reproductive health, freedom and justice.

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Even when Roe was in place, many people struggled to access abortion care—especially those marginalized by systemic racism and economic insecurity. But since Roe’s fall, bans and other restrictions have decimated abortion rights and access across the country.

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