Are You Sure You Want an Abortion? (Interactive Map)

Which states use scare tactics, guilt trips, and discredited science to keep women from getting abortions.

READ ALSO: Meet the lawyer crusading to advance women’s rights—by restricting access to abortion.

IN THE NAME OF “informed consent,” states have put up various obstacles for women seeking to end a pregnancy—from waiting periods and mandatory ultrasounds, to counseling that includes discredited information about psychological impacts, breast cancer risk, and the ability of a fetus to feel pain.

Fetal Pain Counseling

Pre-Abortion Ultrasounds

Mandatory Waiting Periods

Psychological Impacts

Source: Guttmacher Institute

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