May 4, 2022

NBC News

Map: Abortion restriction bills pending in 40 states this year

If the Supreme Court ultimately votes to strike down Roe v. Wade, states would control whether and in what circumstances abortion is legal — and data shows that battle is already raging.

About 500 abortion restriction measures are pending or have been enacted in more than 40 states this year, according to the Guttmacher Institute, a research organization that studies reproductive health rights and supports abortion rights. Dozens of bills have passed through at least one chamber in the first four months of the year, and governors in nine states have signed restrictions into law.

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