United States


Anyone who needs abortion should be able to get timely, compassionate and affordable care, yet abortion bans and restrictions continue to push care further out of reach for many. The Guttmacher Institute produces relevant research and policy analyses on abortion in the United States, including abortion incidence data. Guttmacher also tracks abortion-related legislation and policies at the federal and state levels. 

Understanding the life circumstances of people who get abortions is critical for policymakers, public health officials, health care providers and advocates who are working to protect and expand access or to mitigate the devastating impact of bans and restrictions.