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Issues in the News

United States

The state of US abortion access is chaotic and confusing. Our interactive map showcases the latest abortion policies by state as well as demographic and abortion data. 

Writing about abortion? It’s important to keep in mind who is most impacted by abortion bans and restrictions. Hint: it’s people who are marginalized by structural racism and already struggling to make ends meet.  

Following two decades of safe and effective use, medication abortion accounted for more than half of all US abortions for the first time in 2020.   

Guttmacher experts continue to build out our resources on the US Supreme Court overturning Roe, which include information on the legal landscape for abortion across the United States, as well as policy analysis and key research. 


More than one in 10 women worldwide who want to avoid pregnancy experience an unintended pregnancy each year, according to a new indicator.  

In Pakistan, unintended pregnancies among adolescents would drop by 72% if their need for reproductive health care were fully met.  

In much of the world, abortion is often stigmatized regardless of legal status, making it challenging to measure and document

What's New at Guttmacher

Canada’s global support for family planning in the past year helped prevent 1.1 million unintended pregnancies and 347,000 unsafe abortions.

New estimates from Guttmacher and the HRP research programme shows worldwide decrease in unintended pregnancies.

This interactive map of the United States allows users to see the potential effects of a total abortion ban, a 15-week ban and a 20-week ban on how far people seeking abortion care would have to drive to find care. 

Have questions about a specific U.S. state, or about a national or global sexual and reproductive health and rights statistic? Check out the expansive Guttmacher Data Center.