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Who Decides? The Status of Women's Reproductive Rights in the United States

Welcome to the 23rd edition of Who Decides? The Status of Women's Reproductive Rights in the United States. This report summarizes the state of women's access to reproductive-health care nationwide, including legislation enacted in 2013.

Who Decides? is the preeminent publication of choice-related state laws and legislative activity, and NARAL Pro-Choice America and NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation are the only organizations that provide up-to-the minute information about the enactment of new laws, and decisions handed down by state and federal courts related to reproductive rights. Our policy staff monitors state and federal activity on a daily basis, so please be sure to check our website for updates throughout the year.

Preface

  • Dedication: This year's edition of Who Decides? is dedicated to the state legislators fighting every day to protect choice, and to the courageous activists who are on the front lines of the fight to protect reproductive choice.
  • From the President: Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America and NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation, introduces the report.

Introduction

Fast Facts

Anti-Choice Laws

Abortion Bans Throughout Pregnancy Read about current laws
Biased Counseling & Mandatory Delays Read about current laws
Counseling Bans & Gag Rules Read about current laws  
Insurance Prohibition for Abortion Read about current laws
Near-Total Abortion Bans Read about current laws See a map of laws
Refusal to Provide Medical Services Read about current laws See a map of laws
Restrictions on Low-Income Women's Access to Abortion Read about current laws See a map of laws
Restrictions on Young Women's Access to Abortion Read about current laws See a map of laws
Support for Crisis Pregnancy Centers Read about current laws  
Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP) Read about current laws  

Pro-Choice Laws

Contraceptive Equity Read about current laws See a map of laws
Emergency Contraception (EC) Read about current laws See a map of laws
Freedom of Choice Acts Read about current laws See a map of laws
Guaranteed Access to Prescriptions Read about current laws See a map of laws
Low-Income Women's Access to Family Planning Read about current laws See a map of laws
Protection Against Clinic Violence Read about current laws See a map of laws
State Constitutional Protection Read about current laws See a map of laws

 

Federal Profile

Learn about laws created at the federal level, which affect all women in the United States.

State Profiles

Learn about laws in your state.

Conclusion


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