Tracking where abortion laws stand in every state

In more than half the states, abortion is now banned or under serious threat

Andrew Witherspoon and Alvin Chang
Tue 28 Jun 2022

The US supreme court ruled that abortion is not protected under the constitution, which means states now have the power to regulate the procedure as they see fit.

Abortion bans invalidated by Roe v Wade have suddenly been resurrected. States hostile to abortion are now putting into force “trigger laws”, designed to ban abortion if federal protections were overturned. And inevitably conservative state legislatures and governors will pass additional restrictions in the coming weeks and months. In about 60% of states, abortion is now banned, soon-to-be banned or under serious threat.