Abortion Rights and Access in the Post-Roe Era
The US abortion access landscape continues to shift rapidly in the wake of the Supreme Court’s radical decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which overturned Roe v. Wade in June 2022.
Roe v. Wade was the landmark 1973 case affirming the constitutional right to abortion. The Dobbs decision eliminated that right and precipitated an unparalleled crisis in abortion rights and access.
The source page compiles the Guttmacher Institute’s full body of data and analysis on the abortion policy landscape, abortion numbers and trends, and the impacts of abortion restrictions and bans. These resources are free to use with proper attribution to the Guttmacher Institute.
Click on the Map image below or button to be taken to the Current Guttmacher Interactive Map – Still image from Oct 2023
Abortion bans hurt everyone.
But they’re most harmful to people with the fewest resources, including those already impacted by systemic racism and economic injustice. When these challenges are layered on top of additional barriers like abortion bans, cost, travel distance, stigma and health disparities, access to abortion—to critical health care—falls even further out of reach.
Policymakers must act now:
- -Pass the Women’s Health Protection Act –
- Repeal the Hyde Amendment –
- Enact supportive state laws