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Delaware

Grade

Delaware's grade on choice-related laws:

Methodology

Access Fact

33 percent of Delaware counties have no abortion clinic

Methodology

Source: Guttmacher Institute

Political Info and Laws in Brief

Executives

  • Governor Jack Markell (D) is mixed-choice.

Legislature

  • The Delaware House is mixed-choice.
  • The Delaware Senate is mixed-choice.

ANTI-CHOICE LAWS

Abortion Ban

Delaware has an unconstitutional and unenforceable criminal ban on abortion.
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Biased Counseling & Mandatory Delay

Delaware has a partially unconstitutional and unenforceable law that subjects women seeking abortion services to biased-counseling requirements and mandatory delays.
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Refusal to Provide Medical Services

Delaware allows certain individuals or entities to refuse to provide women specific reproductive-health services, information, or referrals.
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Restrictions on Low-Income Women's Access to Abortion

Delaware restricts low-income women's access to abortion.
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Restrictions on Young Women's Access to Abortion

Delaware law restricts young women's access to abortion services by mandating parental notice.
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Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP)

Delaware prohibits certain qualified health-care professionals from providing abortion care.
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PRO-CHOICE LAWS

Contraceptive Equity

Delaware law requires health-insurance plans that cover prescription medication to provide the same coverage for contraception.
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OTHER RELEVANT LAWS

Post-Viability Abortion Restriction

Delaware has an unconstitutional and unenforceable law that restricts post-viability abortion.
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