Nearly 99% of abortions occur before 21 weeks, but when they are needed later in pregnancy, it’s often in very complex circumstances. For example, severe fetal anomalies and serious risks to the woman’s health — 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?

Unconstitutional anti-abortion law costs Texas another $2.5 million

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