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Which States Allow Abortion After the Overturning of Roe v. Wade?

When the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, it put the power of abortion laws back to the states. At this time, many states are in a legal battle with abortion laws, and continual changes are happening nationwide.

After the initial overturning, many states were quick to place a total ban on the practice, while others raced to add protections for abortion into their state constitutions. After months of lawsuits, stop gaps, and back and forths over law changes, abortion laws nationwide can be challenging to navigate. 

States that Allow Legal Abortion 

While state laws are ever-evolving and changing, here is a list of states that allow legal abortion after the overturning of Roe v. Wade. These are the states that have abortion protections in place or allow for legal abortions:

  • Alaska

  • California

  • Colorado

  • Connecticut

  • Delaware

  • District of Columbia

  • Hawaii

  • Illinois

  • Kansas

  • Maine

  • Maryland

  • Massachusetts

  • Michigan

  • Minnesota

  • Montana

  • Nevada

  • New Hampshire

  • New Jersey

  • New Mexico

  • New York

  • Oregon

  • Pennsylvania

  • Rhode Island

  • Vermont

  • Virginia

  • Washington

Abortion Laws in Michigan

With the continuous changes in every state, it’s essential to know the current laws in your state if you’re considering abortion.

As of this writing, abortion is legal in the state of Michigan until "viability," which is the stage of pregnancy when a fetus has developed enough that it can survive outside the uterus with medical help. To be eligible, a woman must receive counseling, go through a waiting period, and many other steps. 

Other Michigan Abortion RequirementsParental Consent

Before a minor can obtain an abortion procedure, she must provide her consent and receive consent from at least one of her parents or her legal guardian. If her parents or legal guardian are unavailable or refuse to consent, the minor can petition the court for a waiver.

Informed Consent 

In Michigan, women have to provide informed consent before undergoing an abortion procedure. This law requires the woman to sign a form in which she consents to the procedure and verifies that she has received a physical copy of relevant information at least 24 hours before the scheduled abortion.Coercion Prevention

Within the informed consent law, abortion providers must share that coercion to abort in Michigan is illegal. This law provides a woman with the opportunity to disclose whether someone is forcing her to have an abortion or if she is experiencing domestic violence. If so, the provider will assess the woman’s level of danger and consider safety options.

Insurance Opt-Out Act

Insurance companies in Michigan are prohibited from covering elected abortions unless a woman or employer purchases an add-on to an insurance plan, which is called an optional rider. 

Get the Facts

When facing an unplanned pregnancy, you may be considering an abortion. Remember that abortion is a medical procedure and, like any other medical procedure, you should consult a medical professional beforehand. 

There are a couple of pregnancy confirmation steps to protect your health. We offer free pregnancy tests and ultrasounds so you can learn the much-needed facts about your pregnancy. We also provide information on all your pregnancy options.

You are not alone. Learn more by contacting us today.



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