What would happen in your state if Roe fell?

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“What if Roe Fell” Map Shows Abortion Rights at Risk

12.04.2019

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The new Center for Reproductive Rights “What if Roe Fell” digital map shows that if the Supreme Court were to limit or overturn Roe v. Wade, abortion rights would be protected in less than half of the U.S. states and in none of the U.S. territories.

In developing this comprehensive tool, the Center analyzed several legal factors—laws, state constitutions, and court decisions—and assigned each state, territory, and the District of Columbia to one of four categories: Expanded Access, Protected, Not Protected, and Hostile.  

With this digital tool, users can access all the legal factors for each state and territory, plus sort by the types of abortion bans, restrictions, and protections in place in each state.  

Did you know? 

  • 30 states require biased counseling, requiring doctors to give patients biased and medically inaccurate information about abortion. 

  • 31 states require waiting periods from one to three days before a patient can get abortion care after first meeting with a provider.  

  • Eight states have trigger bans—meaning that abortion could be outlawed if Roe is overturned. 

Click here to explore the new “What if Roe Fell” digital map and find out which states are restricting—or protecting—abortion rights across the United States.