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Rundown of United States’ Abortion Rights as of November 24, 2022

With the overturning of Roe v. Wade in the United States on June 24, 2022, many states may find themselves updating their abortion laws. In Roe v. Wade, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the Constitution of the United States, rather than the states themselves, would confer the right to abortion. Before the overturn, abortion was legal in all 50 states, all territories, and the District of Columbia. Still, some states and territories have included more restrictions or completely banned abortion for women, regardless of the stage of their pregnancy.


Reproductive rights are a systematic problem in the United States. The overturn is especially detrimental to women of lower privilege, like undocumented women or black or indigenous women of color, who are not given the same respect and right to reproductive health as women of higher social status. Lack of access to affordable and respectful reproductive care and abortions has led to women seeking out clinics nearly 500 miles away in some situations to get the care they need. Bans and restrictions pose a risk to women's health and well-being.


Below is a list of the United States abortion laws by state or territory, including the legality of abortions and whether minors can access abortions without parental consent.


Alabama, Arkansas, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia, and the Northern Mariana Islands


      Abortion is completely banned and cannot be performed at any stage of pregnancy.


      limited exceptions for abortion and Medicaid coverage


      In minor procedures, parental consent is required.


Alaska


      Abortion is legal at any gestational age if performed only by a licensed physician.


      State Medicaid coverage


      Parental consent is required in the procedure for minors.


American Samoa


      Abortion is completely banned and cannot be performed at any stage of pregnancy.


      Limited exceptions for abortion


Arizona and Florida


      Abortion is legal before the gestational age of 15 weeks if performed only by a licensed physician.


      Medicaid coverage is banned with limited exceptions.


      In minor procedures, parental consent is required.


California, Connecticut, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Montana, and New York


      Abortion is legal before the gestational age of 24–26 weeks and can be performed by any qualified healthcare provider.


      State Medicaid coverage


      Minors do not require parental consent for abortions in California.


Colorado


      Abortion is legal at any gestational age and can be performed by any qualified healthcare provider.


      Medicaid coverage is banned with limited exceptions.


      In minor procedures, parental consent is required.


District of Columbia


      Abortion is legal at any gestational age and can be performed by any qualified healthcare provider.


      Medicaid coverage is banned with limited exceptions.


      Minors do not require parental consent for abortions.


Delaware and Rhode Island


      Abortion is legal before the gestational age of 24–26 weeks and can be performed by any qualified healthcare provider.


      Medicaid coverage is banned with limited exceptions.


      In minor procedures, parental consent is required.


Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Carolina, and Wisconsin


      Abortion is legal before the gestational age of 22 weeks if performed only by a licensed physician.


      Medicaid coverage is banned with limited exceptions.


      In minor procedures, parental consent is required.


Guam


      Abortion is legal before the gestational age of 13 weeks if performed only by a licensed physician.


      Medicaid coverage is banned with limited exceptions.


      Parental consent is required in the procedure for minors.


Hawaii


      Abortion is legal at any gestational age and can be performed by any qualified healthcare provider.


      State Medicaid coverage


      In Hawaii, parental consent is required for minor procedures


New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, and Vermont


      Abortion is legal at any gestational age and can be performed by any qualified healthcare provider.


      State Medicaid coverage


      Minors do not require parental consent for abortions in New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, or Vermont.


Massachusetts


      Abortion is legal before the gestational age of 24 weeks and can be performed by any qualified healthcare provider.


      State Medicaid coverage


      In minor procedures, parental consent is required.


Washington


      Abortion is legal before the gestational age of 24 weeks and can be performed by any qualified healthcare provider.


      State Medicaid coverage


      Minors do not require parental consent for abortions.


Michigan and Wyoming


      Abortion is legal before the gestational age of 24–26 weeks if performed only by a licensed physician.


      Medicaid coverage is banned with limited exceptions.


      In minor procedures, parental consent is required.


Minnesota


      Abortion is legal before the gestational age of 24–26 weeks if performed only by a


      State Medicaid coverage


      Minors do not require parental consent for abortions.


Nevada and the US Virgin Islands


      Abortion is legal before the gestational age of 24 weeks if performed only by a licensed physician.


      Medicaid coverage is banned with limited exceptions.


      Minors do not require parental consent for abortions in both Nevada or the US Virgin Islands.


Pennsylvania


      Abortion is legal before the gestational age of 24 weeks if performed only by a licensed physician.


      Medicaid coverage is banned with limited exceptions.


New Hampshire


      Abortion is legal before the gestational age of 24 weeks and can be performed by any qualified healthcare provider.


      Medicaid coverage is banned with limited exceptions.


      In minor procedures, parental consent is required.


North Carolina


      Abortion is legal before the gestational age of 20 weeks if performed only by a licensed physician.


      Medicaid coverage is banned with limited exceptions


      In minor procedures, parental consent is required.


Puerto Rico


      Abortion is legal before the gestational age of 22 weeks if performed only by a licensed physician.


      Medicaid coverage


      Minors do not require parental consent for abortions.


Utah


      Abortion is legal before the gestational age of 18 weeks if performed only by a licensed physician.


      Medicaid coverage is banned with limited exceptions


      In minor procedures, parental consent is required.


Virginia


      Abortion is legal before the third trimester and can be performed by any qualified healthcare provider.


      Medicaid coverage is banned with limited exceptions


      In minor procedures, parental consent is required.


Although this may seem fair because multiple states still consent to abortion up to a specific stage of their pregnancy, Medicaid has been banned in many of these states, affecting the working class because those without coverage cannot obtain safe abortions. In a progressive society, it is a shame to see the U.S. taking a big step back toward women's rights and safety.


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