Abortion Policy and Politics
This issue update reviews abortion since the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade legalized it in 1973. Every state has laws regulating some aspect of the provision of abortion, and many have passed restrictions that are now in effect, such as parental consent or notification requirements; mandated counseling and waiting periods; and limits on funding for abortion.
Issue Brief (.pdf)
also of interest
- Coverage for Abortion Services and the ACA
- Interactive: How State Policies Shape Access to Abortion Coverage
- The U.S. Government and International Family Planning & Reproductive Health: Statutory Requirements and Policies
- Statutory Requirements & Policies Governing U.S. Global Family Planning and Reproductive Health Efforts