Are You Sure You Want an Abortion? (Interactive Map)

Which states use scare tactics, guilt trips, and discredited science to keep women from getting abortions.

READ ALSO: Meet the lawyer crusading to advance women’s rights—by restricting access to abortion.

IN THE NAME OF “informed consent,” states have put up various obstacles for women seeking to end a pregnancy—from waiting periods and mandatory ultrasounds, to counseling that includes discredited information about psychological impacts, breast cancer risk, and the ability of a fetus to feel pain.

Fetal Pain Counseling

Pre-Abortion Ultrasounds

Mandatory Waiting Periods

Psychological Impacts

Source: Guttmacher Institute

FACT:

Mother Jones was founded as a nonprofit in 1976 because we knew corporations and the wealthy wouldn't fund the type of hard-hitting journalism we set out to do.

Today, reader support makes up about two-thirds of our budget, allows us to dig deep on stories that matter, and lets us keep our reporting free for everyone. If you value what you get from Mother Jones, please join us with a tax-deductible donation today so we can keep on doing the type of journalism 2019 demands.

We Recommend

Latest

Sign up for our newsletters

Subscribe and we'll send Mother Jones straight to your inbox.

Get our award-winning magazine

Save big on a full year of investigations, ideas, and insights.

Subscribe

Support our journalism

Help Mother Jones' reporters dig deep with a tax-deductible donation.

Donate

We have a new comment system! We are now using Coral, from Vox Media, for comments on all new articles. We'd love your feedback.