In the aftermath of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, an onslaught of abortion bans have gone into effect throughout the U.S. Half of U.S. states are currently poised to ban abortion.
The Center’s new “Abortion Laws in Global Context” fact sheet shows how:
- These highly restrictive abortion laws makes the U.S. an outlier from a global comparative perspective.
- These laws are some of the most extreme in the world and highlights some of the harmful effects we have seen from similar laws in other countries.
- The U.S. is bucking global trends towards the liberalization of abortion laws and greater access to abortion care.