United States | Abortion

State Policies on Abortion

The Guttmacher Institute monitors and analyzes legislation, regulation and judicial action related to state policy developments on abortion rights and access. This effort is used to prepare monthly updates on new policy developments and the status of state laws and policies.

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There has been a widespread assault on abortion rights and access at the state level. Since 1973, states have enacted well over 1,300 abortion restrictions, with a record 108 new restrictions enacted in 2021 alone.