Abortion protected under state law.
Trigger law; heatbeat law. The state passed a Texas-style heartbeat ban (enforced by private lawsuits) in April.
Right to abortion is enshrined in state law. The state also recently repealed its requirement that parents be notified about abortions.
22-week ban, abortion pill reversal notification law (blocked)
Heartbeat ban (unenforceable); State Supreme Court has found a "right to abortion."
Abortion is allowed under a state Supreme Court ruling; in Aug. 2022, Kansans will vote on an amendment to the state's constitution to exclude a "right to abortion" and reserve the right to regulate abortion in the state to the legislature.
Trigger law, heartbeat bill. Rep. Nancy Tate, R-Brandenburg, has plans to file a bill banning the receipt of abortion pills by mail.
Trigger law, State constitution excludes right to abortion, heartbeat ban
Abortion protected under state law.
Abortion protected under state law since 1992. Montgomery County Del. Ariana Kelly (D), a former executive director at NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland, has said that she will be introducing legislation to expand abortion access in the state.
State Supreme Court has found a "right to abortion." A bill currently in the state's Joint Committee on Public Health would force public universities to provide medication abortion services at student health centers.
Abortion advocacy groups in Michigan have launched a ballot initiative to override a state abortion ban— which is currently unenforced— by way of a constitutional amendment. The state’s Catholic Conference said the effort shows the power of the abortion industry in influencing state policy.
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan and the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan are two of the organizations sponsoring the ballot drive. Organizers of the ballot initiative need about 425,000 valid voter signatures to put it before the electorate in November, the AP reports.
Michigan is one of several states with an abortion law on the books which is currently unenforceable due to Roe v. Wade. A 1931 Michigan state law makes it a felony for anyone to provide an abortion unless "necessary to preserve the life of such woman."
“More than anything, women considering an abortion deserve support, love, and compassion. For decades, abortion has been touted as the only option, harmless and easy, yet we know this is a lie. Abortion hurts women,” Rebecca Mastee, Policy Advocate for the Michigan Catholic Conference, said Jan. 7.
“Today’s news that some are looking to enshrine abortion in the state constitution is a sad commentary on the outsized and harmful role the abortion industry plays in our politics and our society. We look forward to standing with women through a potential statewide ballot campaign to promote a culture of life and good health for both moms and unborn children.”
State Supreme Court has found a "right to abortion."
Pre-Roe ban, Trigger law, dilation and evacuation abortion ban, heartbeat law. Mississippi's 15-week ban is currently being considered by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Trigger law, Eight-week ban (currently blocked by courts).
House Bill 1854, introduced Jan. 2022, would defund Planned Parenthood. State Rep. Mary Elizabeth Coleman, R-Arnold, in 2022 introduced a Texas-style heartbeat ban.
State Supreme Court has found a "right to abortion." Abortion restricted after viability; other restrictions, such as requirement that only doctors perform abortions, are enjoined by court order.
Six-week ban currently under consideration. State also has dilation and evacuation abortion ban. Six week abortion ban has been introduced.
Right to abortion enshrined in state law since 1990.
New 24-week limit took effect in 2022. For this year, legislation has been introduced to repeal the state's 24-week limit and ultrasound mandate; a bill to protect the conscience rights of healthcare workers who object to abortion, sterilization, or artificial contraception; a bill to allow biological father to seek a court injunction to stop a mother having an abortion; and a heartbeat ban.
State Supreme Court has found a "right to abortion." Lawmakers in New Jersey on Jan. 10 voted to pass a bill which expands abortion access in the state and codifies “abortion rights.” Gov. Phil Murphy, a Catholic, signed it into law.
1969 abortion ban repealed in 2021.
The 2019 Reproductive Health Act eliminated restrictions on abortion until the moment of birth in cases deemed necessary for the mother’s "life and health."
20-week ban. Heartbeat bill introduced.
Trigger law, heartbeat bill. Republican Sen. Janne Myrdal has said she wants to pass a Texas-style heartbeat ban.
Heatbeat ban. Texas-style heartbeat ban introduced in late 2021.
Pre-Roe ban, Trigger law, Heartbeat ban. Lawmaker in late April 2022 passed a "heartbeat" modeled after the Texas abortion ban, meant to be enforced by private lawsuits. The governor is expected to soon sign it into law.
Abortion fully protected under state law.
24-week-limit; abortion not explicitly protected under state law.
Abortion protected under state law. The Equality in Abortion Coverage Act seeks to repeal a law prohibiting insurance coverage for state employees and Medicaid recipients seeking abortions.
Heartbeat ban. Introduced in 2022, House Bill 4568 and its counterpart Senate Bill 907 would require “the disclosure of medical information" about abortion pill reversal. Other legislative efforts are underway to make adoption easier and less expensive in the state.
Trigger law. Governor Kristi Noem said in Jan. 2022 that she will be introducing a heartbeat ban for the state, as well as introducing legislation to ban telemedicine abortions in South Dakota.
Trigger law, heartbeat ban, State constitution bars protection.
Pre-Roe ban, Trigger law, Heartbeat ban (currently enforced through private lawsuits). The heartbeat ban has thus far stood up to judicial scrutiny, inspiring copycat laws states such as Oklahoma and Idaho.
Trigger law as well as numerous other current restrictions on abortion such as a waiting period.
Abortion protected under state law. The Vermont House of Representatives is due to begin debate on an amendment to enshrine the right to abortion in the state constitution, which would require voter approval in the fall.
Abortion not explicitly protected under state law. Several abortion expansions enacted in 2021, including the allowing of abortion coverage to be included without limits in health plans on the state exchange, meaning that taxpayers would be funding abortions under the law.
Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin has suggested he may be open to a 20-week ban.
Abortion protected under state law.
Pre-Roe ban, dilation and evacuation abortion ban, State constitution bars protection. West Virginia's House Bill 4004 would ban most abortions after 15 weeks.
Pre-Roe ban, but Wisconsin’s Democratic Attorney General Josh Kaul has said he will not enforce a ban on abortions if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade.
Trigger law signed in to law in March 2022. Some have speculated that Republican lawmakers may introduce a Texas-style heartbeat ban.
Abortion fully protected under law.