States with Restrictions on Post-Viability Abortions
It should be noted that even in states where abortion is banned in the third trimester, loopholes in the law often allow these abortions to be performed anyway. Doe V Bolton, a companion case to Roe V Wade, mandated that a woman can’t be denied a third trimester abortion if her health is endangered by the pregnancy. It then went on, however, to define health broadly to include mental and emotional health. Therefore, all woman has to do to have a third trimester abortion is convince the abortionist that her mental or emotional health would be affected by the pregnancy. However, it is significant that many states have no laws on the books at all.
This graph is of parental notification laws throughout the country.
The next few graphs are about public opinion in the abortion issue.
In 2009, the pro-life community gained a majority in America for the first time since Roe versus Wade.
Here are some statistics on teen pregnancy:
the following graph shows how having health insurance affects the abortion rate.
here are some charts on Planned Parenthood:Share on Facebook