Interactive Map: Abortion Bans and Penalties

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Since last week’s U.S. Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization overturned Roe, MedPage Today has updated its interactive map to show where abortion bans have gone into effect. The map still details the penalties providers face in each state.

Below are additional details on abortion bans that have gone into effect since the ruling. We will update this list and the interactive map as new information becomes available.

Alabama: As of June 24, a U.S. District Court judge granted an emergency motion to dissolve a preliminary injunction on the “Human Life Protection Act” — which prohibits all abortions — meaning that it is now enforceable. Only abortions to prevent a serious health risk to the pregnant person are allowed, and there are no exceptions for rape and incest.

Arkansas: As of June 24, Arkansas is enforcing its trigger ban, which prohibits all abortions, except to save the life of the pregnant person. Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson wrote in a statement that he would be telling the Arkansas Department of Health “to enforce the law and to conduct the necessary inspections and notifications to assure that any abortion provider is in compliance with the law and understands the penalties that are provided therein.” There are no exceptions for rape or incest.

Kentucky: As of June 24, Kentucky’s trigger ban went into effect, which prohibits all abortions, except to save the life of the pregnant person or prevent a serious impairment. There are no exceptions for rape and incest.

Louisiana: As of June 24, Louisiana’s trigger ban went into effect, which prohibits all abortions, except when necessary to prevent death or a serious impairment to the pregnant person. There are no exceptions for rape and incest. The trigger ban is temporarily enjoined until July 26. A Civil District Court judge issued a temporary restraining order that blocked Louisiana from enforcing its abortion ban after one of the state’s three abortion clinics sued. A July 8 hearing will decide whether the abortion ban will continue to be blocked. There are no exceptions for rape and incest.

Missouri: As of June 24, Missouri’s trigger ban is in effect. It prohibits all abortions, except “in cases of medical emergency” for the pregnant person, meaning death or a irreversible impairment to a major bodily function. There are no exceptions for rape and incest.

Ohio: As of June 24, abortions in Ohio after 6 weeks are illegal. A federal court judge dissolved an injunction of a “heartbeat law” that’s been in place since 2019. There are no exceptions for rape or incest.

Oklahoma: As of June 24, Oklahoma is enforcing its trigger ban, which prohibits all abortions, except to save the life of the pregnant person. Private right of action laws mean anyone can sue an abortion provider or anyone who helps the pregnant person obtain an abortion. There are no exceptions for rape or incest.

South Dakota: As of June 24, South Dakota is enforcing its trigger ban, which prohibits all abortions, except to save the life of the pregnant person. There are no exceptions for rape or incest.

Texas: Abortion has been almost completely banned since September 2021, with a 6-week cutoff, but its trigger ban enacts a law that prohibits all abortions, except in case of a life-threatening emergency for the pregnant person. The law is expected to take effect about 30 days after a formal judgement by the Supreme Court (as opposed to the released “opinion”). There are no exceptions for rape and incest.

West Virginia: West Virginia had an unenforced pre-Roe ban, and is expected to enforce it again, according to the Center for Reproductive Rights and the Guttmacher Institute. The ban prohibits all abortions. The person providing the abortion would be punished, unless “such act is done in good faith, with the intention of saving the life of such woman or child.” West Virginia’s Constitution was amended in 2018 to state that there is no (state) constitutional right to abortion. There are no exceptions for rape and incest.

Wisconsin: Wisconsin had a pre-Roe ban from 1849, and is expected to enforce it again. Though Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers is against the ban and says he won’t enforce it, local law enforcement officials could, according to Wisconsin Public Radio. The ban would prohibit all abortions, except to save the life of the pregnant person. There are no exceptions for rape or incest.

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    Sophie Putka is an enterprise and investigative writer for MedPage Today. Her work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Discover, Business Insider, Inverse, Cannabis Wire, and more. She joined MedPage Today in August of 2021. Follow

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