Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Overview Of States Who Passed Abortion Restrictions

From CNN:

Abortion regulations were in the news earlier this year, with highly restrictive state bans making national headlines. Republican-leaning states, emboldened by the conservative-majority Supreme Court and efforts by the Trump administration to roll back abortion protections, have pushed more extreme limitations to the procedure.

But where are those laws now?
The short answer: Nowhere.
Of the nine so-called gestational bans -- which bar abortions past a certain point in pregnancy -- passed this year, none have gone into effect after most of them have been blocked by judges. In particular, court actions have kept all of the so-called heartbeat bans -- bills outlawing abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected, as early as six weeks into a pregnancy -- from coming into force.
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