Since Roe v. Wade was decided in 1973, states have passed more than 1,000 laws against abortion. Just since 2010, states have enacted 334 anti-abortion laws, with more being passed almost every day.
Some elected officials say they would not punish women for having an abortion – but legislators and laws across the country already shame, pressure, and punish women who have decided to have an abortion.
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(See Guttmacher Institute analysis).
The map below shows the extent to which a state has enacted one of types of abortion restrictions that affect virtually every woman who seeks an abortion there. These laws affect whether a woman must delay her abortion, if she is subjected to medically inaccurate information and tests she may not need, and to what degree her insurance is banned from covering the procedure, as well as whether clinics and physicians who provide abortions must meet medically unjustified building standards and contracts with local hospitals.

Abortion Restrictions by State