Categorizing state abortion laws

To create categories for state laws on abortion, researchers referenced tracking data from The New York Times. Data for each state is current as of April 14, 2023.

States were classified based on current laws or pending legal challenges. See table below for more detail on state status.

Table shows State Abortion Laws Status (as of April 14, 2023)
See here for more information about the change in North Dakota’s abortion law.