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Know Your State’s Abortion Laws

Guides for Medical Providers

Since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, medical providers in states where abortion is banned or severely restricted have struggled to understand how state laws apply to them and their patients.

Fear and confusion have led some hospitals to adopt policies that are overly strict or burdensome, causing patients to be denied essential care unnecessarily. While the law remains in flux and some questions have no clear answers, the documents linked below aim to provide clarification, where possible, of what conduct is permitted in the states where the greatest confusion exists.

These documents should not be construed as legal advice and are not updated daily. If you have questions about the current state of the law, want individualized legal advice, or need civil or criminal representation, please fill out an intake form with the Abortion Defense Network. An Attorney Navigator will respond to your inquiry within 24 hours and work to match you with a vetted, trained, and values-aligned attorney who can provide you with legal assistance at no cost.

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In response to demand, guides for additional states may be added. To make a request, please send an email to [email protected].

The Abortion Defense Network is managed by the Lawyering Project and operated in partnership with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU),  Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR), If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice, National Women’s Law Center (NWLC), and Resources for Abortion Delivery (RAD).

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