Abortion Restrictions, State by State

Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - 05:11 PM

Legislatures in more than a dozen states are trying to tighten the laws on abortion. Nebraska passed a law a year ago and 14 others are introducing similar bills. We're talking about this new wave of anti-abortion measures on the air with legal writer Linda Greenhouse. Meanwhile, here's a map showing the current abortion laws in every state, as of January 2011. The information comes from the Guttmacher Institute. Click on each map marker for information on the laws or click the link for detailed information on abortion in that state.

The white map markers represent states that do not have any major restrictions.

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Pat Baker from Decatur, Alabama

I can't understand why so many Americans have so much sympathy for animals, but none for unborn babies. I don't believe in abortions, but if a woman is going to have one, she should have it in the first 3 months of development. Some women are having abortions in the last trimester, and those babies are certainly developed humans by then. Some Americans are against any kind of torture, such as waterlogging, against our enemies that would like nothing better than to blow us off the face of the earth, but they don't mind babies being injected with saline and chemical solutions in the head to kill them. I have often wondered if those aborted babies felt any agonizing pain for a few moments or seconds before they died. I pray that they do not!! I am against all kinds of torture!!

Jan. 27 2013 11:29 PM
a g from n j

some things never change. the same mindset that wants to limit abortion,is the same mindset that pretends that unwanted young pregnancy won't happen, which, is more likely to happen, given the prudish insanity of much of america today. they do not want to sexually educate, and, are the same people who then, don't want to take care of the babies and default parents that they encouraged. we are terminally stupid..........

Apr. 21 2011 09:12 AM

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