Latest abortion laws across the US

The first GOP presidential debate covered the controversial topic of abortion. Candidates argued their sides on late-term and and up until birth abortions.

Following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in June 2022 to overturn Roe v. Wade, the authority over abortion policies and reproductive rights has now shifted to individual states.

Some states have enacted regulations aimed at restricting late-term abortions, enforcing requirements for minors to notify parents prior to seeking abortion, and obligating healthcare providers to communicate potential procedure risks to patients in advance.

In California, abortion remains legally protected. Notably, California's highest court acknowledged abortion rights within the state's constitution even earlier than the Roe ruling in 1969. The state law safeguards the freedom to make reproductive choices. As recently as November 2022, Californians voted in favor of incorporating access to abortion and contraception into the state constitution.

New Jersey implemented legislation that established abortion as a fundamental right under state law in 2022. The state's highest court recognized the significance of a woman's right to control her own body and shape her destiny, as firmly rooted in the New Jersey constitution.In 2019, Illinois implemented comprehensive legislation to solidify abortion rights. Moreover, the Illinois Supreme Court validated the right to abortion through its interpretation of the state's constitution.

California, New Jersey, and Illinois have each undertaken measures to enshrine a right to abortion as a matter of reproductive healthcare in their respective jurisdictions.

Additionally, six states, New Mexico, Colorado, Alaska, New Jersey, Vermont, and Oregon, currently allow abortion at any stage or pregnancy, including abortion until birth.

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