Previous abortion laws in Wyoming stated that abortions were legal before the viability of the fetus. The procedure could only be performed by a licensed doctor and minors had to obtain parental consent at least 48 hours before the procedure. All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to its jurisdiction are citizens of the United States and the state in which they reside. No State may enact or enforce laws that limit the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor may any State deprive any person of life, liberty or property without due process; deny the same protection of the law to any person within its jurisdiction. [1] Iowa passed a “fetal heartbeat” law in 2018 that bans abortions once a heartbeat has been detected (about six weeks after pregnancy), which would effectively ban abortions in the state. At the time, the Iowa Supreme Court declared the law unconstitutional, but Governor Kim Reynolds (R) and the state`s Republican leaders asked the court (for which Reynolds appointed four justices) to overturn the decision. Whatever the outcome, Iowa lawmakers are expected to pass more restrictive laws than those currently in place. Since the 1973 Supreme Court decisions in Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, the states have built a lattice of abortion law that codifies, regulates and limits whether, when and under what circumstances a person can receive an abortion.

The following table shows the most important provisions of these state laws. For more information, select the column headings in the table in blue. Unless otherwise stated, laws are in force, although they are not always enforced. The World Map of Abortion Laws is the definitive record of the legal status of abortion in countries around the world. Since 1998, the Center for Reproductive Rights has created this map as a resource for advocates, government officials, and civil society organizations working to promote abortion rights as human rights for women and girls* around the world. The map categorizes the legal status of abortion along a continuum from strict restriction to relative liberality. It is updated in real time and reflects changes in national laws, allowing human rights defenders to monitor how countries protect or deny reproductive rights around the world. The case, decided by the Supreme Court, involves a challenge to the 15-week abortion ban in Mississippi. The decision did not come as a complete surprise; A draft of the decision was leaked to Politico in May. ▼ Mandatory at all times; Law not in force. * Exception in case of danger to the physical health of the patient.

† exception for rape or incest. ‡ Exception only in cases of danger to life. A 2016 statement from New York`s attorney general noted that the state`s law contradicts U.S. Supreme Court rulings on abortion and that abortion care is permitted by the U.S. Constitution to protect a person`s health when the fetus is not viable. Ω exception for fetal abnormalities. Despite a court order, the state`s Medicaid program does not pay for medically necessary abortions. ξ Applies only to surgical abortions. In New Mexico, some, but not all, advanced clinicians may offer medical abortion. The law limits the abortion provision to OBs/GYNs. A court has temporarily blocked a Mississippi law that would have banned abortion 15 weeks after the patient`s last period. The most common pregnancy threshold for countries in this category is 12 weeks.

There are no national laws or restrictions governing abortion in Canada, although each province sets its own policies. In Australia, abortion law varies by state or territory. In many countries, abortion has been legalized by the respective legislatures, while in the United States, abortion was previously considered a constitutional right by the Supreme Court, although this was reversed in 2022. Although Connecticut passed the first abortion restrictions in the United States in 1821, current state laws ensure that abortion is legal to the point where the baby would be viable outside the womb (about 24-28 weeks).