Abortion statistics by state: Maps, trigger laws, and possible bans

If the Supreme Court adopts the initial draft majority opinion by Justice Samuel Alito, the retreat on abortion rights would be sweeping and immediate. At least 23 states have pre-Roe abortion bans still on the books or have passed so-called trigger laws that would sharply limit access to the procedure if Roe were to be overturned, according to a tally by the Guttmacher Institute, an abortion-rights advocacy and research group.

With roughly half of the states positioned to ban or restrict the ability to terminate a pregnancy and numerous heavily populated states on the East and West coasts likely to maintain access to abortion, the impact of the high court’s anticipated action could make America a country of haves and have-nots when it comes to abortion rights.

The organization also estimated that in 2019, 58 percent of American women of reproductive age — about 40 million — lived in states hostile to abortion rights. About 35 percent, 24 million women, lived in states broadly supportive of such rights.

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