Intersection of State Abortion Policy and Clinical Practice: June 2021 Update

This infographic updates a prior JAMA infographic that presents state policies related to abortion and their intersection with clinical practice. The graphic highlights state-level abortion specific policies, ranging from waiting period laws to medication abortion requirements.

These charts highlight the 24% decrease in the abortion rate between 2009 to 2018, the 18 states that have jail sentences for providers that perform abortions beyond their state’s gestational limit, and the many states that restrict abortion access by placing limits on the provision of medication abortion, banning insurance coverage of abortion in private and Medicaid plans, and enforcing policies such as waiting periods, and requiring patients to be counseled on topics about abortion harms that are unsupported by medical evidence.

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