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.

Abortions in the United States are happening earlier in pregnancy than they used to: Two-thirds occur within the first eight weeks of pregnancy. Medication abortion helps make this possible.