*This post was updated on May 29, 2015.
Politicians in these 12 states have already banned abortions after 20 weeks:
- North Carolina
- North Dakota (has a 6-week ban on the books already, although it is not in effect.)
- West Virginia
20-week abortion bans are being challenged in the courts of these states:
These states are currently considering 20-week abortion bans:
- South Carolina
The 20-week bans advancing in states across the country come on top of the more than 335 provisions aimed at restricting access to abortion that were introduced in state legislatures in 2014.
That means more than half (57%) of women of reproductive age are now living in a state that is either hostile or very hostile to abortion rights, according to the Guttmacher Institute.
So what's next?
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