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.
For nearly 50 years, Roe provided a baseline of legal protection for abortion in the United States. Of course, Roe was never enough. Access to abortion care continues to be dependent on a person’s ability to pay, their state of residence or their ability to navigate the complex web of obstacles created by their state legislature.