Categorizing state abortion laws
To create categories for state laws on abortion after the Supreme Court’s June 24, 2022, decision overruling Roe v. Wade, researchers referenced tracking data from The New York Times. Data for each state is current as of July 5, 2022.
States were classified based on current laws or laws that are set to go into effect within the next several weeks. States in the “uncertain” category include those in which state law is likely to change later this year or whose status is dependent on lawmaker action in the coming months. See table below for more detail on state status.