Scary Statistics About Reproductive Freedom in the United States
Below, we break down what you need to know about where things stand in terms of reproductive freedom — and what to keep in mind as things stand to possibly get even worse under the incoming Trump administration.
1. Currently, there are no states that provide “total access” to comprehensive reproductive healthcare in the U.S. — meaning that there is no state in the country that does not somehow regulate abortion care
And what’s worse, more than half of states — 26 total — provide “severely restricted access,” with an additional three providing “restricted access” and another six providing “some access,” according to NARAL’s analysis of state laws and scoring of states based on the number of restrictions to abortion care states impose on constituents. Only six states (California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Montana, Oregon, and Washington) provide the second highest rating under total access of “strongly protected access” — that is, they have more pro-choice than anti-choice laws on the books.