After the overturn of Roe v. Wade, abortion access is now regulated by each state. This has resulted in different laws in all fifty states, which can make it daunting if you are a woman facing an unplanned pregnancy. You may be wondering what options are available to you locally or even considering traveling out of state for an abortion.
The states that currently have the most abortion access are Alaska, New Jersey, Colorado, Washington D.C., New Mexico, Oregon, and Vermont.
If you are wondering if abortion is the right option for you, read this article to learn more about how overturning Roe v. Wade affected abortion access. We also include recommended medical screenings prior to an abortion procedure.
Is Abortion Legal in the State of Minnesota?
Minnesota still has abortion protections included in its state constitution. Currently, abortion access is legal up to viability. After that, the only exception is if the woman’s life is endangered by the pregnancy.
Where Is Abortion Banned?
There are still several states that have abortion access regulations being voted on or being determined by lower courts. However, states with the strictest abortion laws include Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Texas.
What if I Need an Abortion?
If you are in a state with limited abortion access, the first recommended step is to schedule an ultrasound. This important medical screening will give you important information that can help inform your next steps.
Ultrasounds can tell you the gestational age, location, and viability of the pregnancy. These details can affect your eligibility for certain procedures as well as alert you to possible health complications such as an ectopic pregnancy, which can be life-threatening if it is left untreated.
At our center, we offer no-cost ultrasounds to Minnesota residents as well as women who may be traveling from out of state. We also offer consultations where you can gain more information about your pregnancy and the different options and resources available to you.
It’s our job to help inform and support you, so you can then make the choice that is best for YOU. Contact us today to schedule your appointment!