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Where State Abortion Laws Stand if Roe v. Wade Is Overturned

A guide to the protections and restrictions that could go into effect should the Supreme Court strike down federal abortion rights

Abortion laws if Roe v. Wade is struck down

Laws establishing

abortion rights

Laws restricting

abortions

Without these

restrictions or protections

restrictive laws

Maine

Post-Roe restrictions†

Pre-Roe bans*

Trigger laws

Hawaii

N.H.

Vt.

Alaska

Conn.

N.Y.

Mass.

Mont.

Wash.

Minn.

Wis.

Mich.

R.I.

N.D.

Del.

N.J.

S.D.

Iowa

Ill.

Ind.

Ohio

Va.

Md.

Ore.

Idaho

Pa.

W.Va.

Calif.

Wyo.

Ky.

D.C.

Nev.

Neb.

Mo.

N.C.

Utah

Tenn.

Colo.

Kan.

Ark.

S.C.

Ala.

Ariz.

N.M.

Okla.

La.

Miss.

Ga.

Texas

Fla.

Laws establishing

abortion rights

Laws restricting

abortions

Without these

restrictions or protections

restrictive laws

Maine

Post-Roe restrictions†

Pre-Roe bans*

Trigger laws

Hawaii

Vt.

N.H.

Alaska

Conn.

Mass.

N.Y.

Wis.

Wash.

Mont.

Minn.

Mich.

N.D.

Del.

N.J.

R.I.

Idaho

S.D.

Iowa

Ill.

Ind.

Ohio

Va.

Md.

Ore.

Pa.

Calif.

Ky.

W.Va.

N.C.

D.C.

Nev.

Wyo.

Neb.

Mo.

Utah

Colo.

Kan.

Ark.

Tenn.

S.C.

Ala.

N.M.

La.

Miss.

Ga.

Ariz.

Okla.

Texas

Fla.

Laws establishing

abortion rights

Laws restricting

abortions

Without these

restrictions or protections

restrictive laws

Maine

Post-Roe restrictions†

Pre-Roe bans*

Trigger laws

Vt.

Hawaii

N.H.

Alaska

N.Y.

Conn.

Mass.

Wash.

Mont.

Wis.

Mich.

N.D.

Minn.

Del.

N.J.

R.I.

S.D.

Iowa

Ill.

Ind.

Ohio

Va.

Md.

Ore.

Idaho

Pa.

Ky.

W.Va.

Calif.

Nev.

Neb.

D.C.

Wyo.

Mo.

N.C.

S.C.

Utah

Colo.

Kan.

Ark.

Tenn.

Ala.

N.M.

Okla.

La.

Miss.

Ga.

Ariz.

Texas

Fla.

Laws restricting abortions

Laws establishing abortion rights

Without these restrictions or protections

restrictive laws

Trigger laws

ME

Pre-Roe bans*

NH

AK

HI

VT

Post-Roe

restrictions†

CT

MA

NY

WA

MT

ND

MN

WI

MI

DE

NJ

RI

OR

ID

SD

IN

OH

VA

IA

IL

PA

MD

CA

NE

MO

KY

NC

NV

WY

WV

DC

KS

TN

AR

AL

SC

UT

CO

MS

AZ

NM

OK

LA

GA

TX

FL

Laws restricting abortions

Laws establishing abortion rights

Without these restrictions or protections

restrictive laws

Trigger laws

ME

Pre-Roe bans*

NH

AK

HI

VT

Post-Roe

restrictions†

CT

MA

NY

WA

MT

ND

MN

WI

MI

DE

NJ

RI

OR

ID

SD

IN

OH

VA

IA

IL

PA

MD

CA

NE

MO

KY

NC

NV

WY

WV

DC

KS

TN

AR

AL

SC

UT

CO

MS

AZ

NM

OK

LA

GA

TX

FL

*Currently unenforced †Currently deemed unconstitutional but could take effect if Roe is overturned
Note: As of May 1

Source: Guttmacher Institute

A leaked Supreme Court draft opinion indicated the court may be preparing to overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 landmark decision that established a constitutional right to end an unwanted pregnancy. 

Such a decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a case which concerns Mississippi’s ban on abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, would open the door to stronger state restrictions, including bans on the procedure. Many lawmakers have been preparing for that shift for years. 

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