FIGHTING ROE V. WADE

By Jennifer Daniel and Allison McCann

GRAPHIC BY BLOOMBERG BUSINESSWEEK

Utah, as well as South Dakota, expanded the waiting period before an abortion from 24 to 72 hours, the longest in the country

Arizona bans abortion at 18 weeks post-fertilization (20 weeks after the woman’s last period), two weeks earlier than all other states

Virginia passed laws requiring women living within 100 miles of a clinic to receive in-person counseling and an ultrasound 24 hours in advance

A Mississippi law mandates that abortion doctors secure admitting privileges at local hospitals and OB/GYN certification, and could force the state’s last surviving clinic to close its doors

Louisiana requires providers to make the fetal heartbeat audible

Both Indiana and Kansas require counseling that the fetus is a person

Kansas prohibits state agencies or employees from participating in abortions, effectively preventing any public hospitals from performing abortions

Nebraska and Kansas require parental consent before a minor obtains an abortion

North Dakota requires warnings about the increased risk of breast cancer due to an abortion, a claim proven false by the National Cancer Institute

Oklahoma allows lawsuits against providers for any violation of state abortion regulations

South Dakota enacted regulations that require counseling about dubious risk factors

Along with Arizona, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, and Tennessee, South Dakota prohibits the use of telemedicine limited only to abortion medication

Arkansas requires providers that perform at least 10 abortions per month to meet certain abortion clinic requirements and be inspected by the Arkansas Department of Health

Florida signed into law a measure that bans abortion coverage in the health exchanges that will be established under the federal health-care reform law; Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, Utah, and Virginia passed similar measures

DATA: GUTTMACHER INSTITUTE

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