After Roe v. Wade was overturned, a law still on the books from 1849 left the legality of abortions in dispute in the state. This week, Planned Parenthood resumes services.
It's already harder to get an abortion in many places and access is likely to be limited more with the passage of new laws.
With states empowered to regulate abortion, doctors say they're trapped by vague laws that criminalize care. And ongoing court battles make it hard to keep up with the procedure's legal status.
An economics professor at Middlebury College and her undergrad research assistants have been tracking access to abortion care since 2009. These maps show the dramatic changes in the past decade.
The proposal restores a ban South Carolina had in place when the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last year — which was overturned by the state's highest court.
An NPR/Ipsos poll found widespread confusion on some basic facts about abortion and pregnancy. Can you answer the same questions correctly?
A group of doctors trains health care providers to treat miscarriage in the emergency department. This could be increasingly important in states where abortion is outlawed.
The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday finalized a rule change that broadens availability of abortion pills to many more pharmacies, including large chains and mail-order companies.
The law in question was enacted before Arizona became a state, carrying a sentence of two to five years in prison for anyone who assists in an abortion and providing no exceptions for rape or incest.
When she was pregnant, Kaitlyn Joshua struggled to get medical care — and answers — in post-Roe Louisiana, where abortion is banned.
Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita, who is anti-abortion, alleges Dr. Caitlin Bernard violated state law by not reporting the girl's child abuse to authorities and violated patient privacy laws.
A lower court's decision had prohibited enforcement of the abortion ban statewide. Seven of the state's nine justices agreed to let the ban go into effect.
Judge Robert McBurney overturned Georgia's ban on abortion starting around six weeks into a pregnancy, ruling that it violated precedent when it was enacted three years ago and was therefore void.
Proposition 1 was a direct response to the Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization ruling.
The move is a direct response to the Supreme Court's overturning of Roe v. Wade. Though Barnard is in New York, where abortion access hasn't been restricted, the college wants to be prepared.