Where State Laws Currently Stand on Abortion Timing — And Where They’re Headed

Many states have existing limitations on the point in pregnancy at which abortions can be performed. This year has seen a slew of new laws — not yet in effect — outlawing the procedure earlier in pregnancy. Last updated on June 13.


— Pregnancy progress is measured from the first day of the patient’s last menstrual period.
— New York’s new law maintains 24 weeks as the threshold of viability, but it loosens restrictions on abortions past that point.
— Vermont passed a law in 2019 guaranteeing the right to abortion in the state. The state does not have timing-based restrictions.