Abortion laws in the U.S. vary widely by state. Here’s a quick summary of where it’s hardest and easiest to get an abortion in America.
Although the Supreme Court made abortion legal in 1973, many states have put in place abortion restrictions that test the limits of federal law. There are four obstacles that American women face when looking for an abortion. They are age, time, money, and finding a clinic or doctor that will perform the abortion. 18 states ban abortions after 20 weeks; however, most abortions do occur before 13 weeks. Did you know there are only four doctors in the entire USA that perform abortions in the third trimester? Even for abortions 13 weeks or sooner finding a clinic can be a difficult undertaking. While abortion is legal, it is certainly not readily available.