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.
Young people are one of the groups that are hit especially hard by abortion bans and restrictions like parental involvement laws. Minors also often lack financial resources and encounter logistical obstacles to accessing abortion care.