Nearly 99% of abortions occur before 21 weeks, but when they are needed later in pregnancy, it’s often in very complex circumstances — the kind of situations where a woman and her doctor need every medical option available.


  • Texas May Owe Abortion Providers’ Lawyers $4.5 Million
  • Bans have been challenged and struck down in twenty states


  • Performed by a licensed physician (similar to 38 states)
  • Prohibit after 20 weeks unless life or health endangered (similar to 14 states)
  • Prohibit after 24 weeks unless life or health endangered (similar to 8 states)
  • Allow until viability (similar to 19 states)
  • Continue partial public funding for life endangerment, rape and incest (similar to 32 states)
  • Repeal counseling on breast cancer, fetal pain or negative psychological effects (similar to 48 states)
  • Repeal the waiting period after counseling (similar to 20 states)



Slate – Second Trimester Abortion Polls Even Pro Choice Support 20 week ban

Slate – Arizona’s Bad Science

538 – Maps of Access to Abortion by State

Texas Tribune – Texas May Owe Abortion Providers’ Lawyers $4.5 Million

Texas Tribune – U.S. Supreme Court Overturns Texas Abortion Restrictions

Washington Post – Abortion laws by state

Alternet – 10 states where abortion is virtually illegal for some women

Kaiser Family Foundation – State Ultrasound Requirements in Abortion Procedure

Slate – Women in Texas have to drive hundreds of miles to reach an abortion clinic

Salon – Understanding one of the most critical Supreme Court cases of the year: HB2 and the fate of abortion access in Texas

Pew – 5 facts about abortion

Pew – On abortion, persistent divides between – and within – the two parties

Guttmacher Institute – An Overview of Abortion Laws

Think Progress – The states that siphon welfare money to stop abortion

Texas Monthly – Texas’s HB2 Abortion Law Could Cost Taxpayers Millions

Planned Parenthood – 20 Week Bans

ACLU – Abortion Bans: In the States

ACLU – Case Summaries: U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Federal Ban on Abortion Methods

USA Today – Oklahoma bill likely unconstitutional: Experts

NPR – Idaho’s Abortion Ban Is Unconstitutional, Federal Court Says

New York Times – Abortion Restrictions in States

Kaiser Family Foundation – State Later-Term Abortion Policies

Mother Jones – Who Still Does Third-Trimester Abortions?

The Atlantic – A Look at Late-Term Abortion Restrictions, State by State

Forbes – No, Late-Term Abortions Don’t ‘Rip’ Babies Out Of Wombs — And They Exist For A Reason

The Week – Why liberals should support banning late-term abortions

The Week – The glaring hypocrisy of the pro-life movement

Gallup Poll – Abortion

Lozer Institute – Gestational Limits on Abortion in the United States Compared to International Norms

The Atlantic – How Do You Solve a Problem Like Abortion?