After the recent overturning of Roe v. Wade, many questions what states still allow abortion and which have outlawed it.
Though there are currently over 10 states that have complete abortion bans, others have differing laws, which have the potential to quickly shift as lawmakers rush to speak for the people they represent.
What Does the Overturning of Roe Mean for the U.S.?
In 1973 the Supreme Court ruled it was a constitutional right for women to receive induced abortions without the need for a life-threatening diagnosis influencing their decision.
After almost 50 years, the Supreme Court overturned the decision in June of 2022. When this occurred, the Court stated it would be up to the states to determine their abortion laws and restrictions.
The power to decide abortion laws returned to the people, who could now vote for delegates representing their views and speaking on their behalf.
What States Still Allow Abortion?
Many states still allow abortions, but the restrictions and laws governing abortions vary from state to state.
See the map for an extensive, up-to-date list of states allowing abortion.
What Are Iowa’s Current Abortion Laws?
Currently, Iowa observes the following abortion laws:
- Counseling and a 24-hour waiting period are required.
- An ultrasound is needed to determine fetal age.
- Women must have the opportunity to view the ultrasound.
- Counseling on all available options, including adoption, must be provided.
- Women are advised on all the risks of an abortion procedure.
- Code 2022, Section 135L.3 states that minors must notify parents in advance.
Iowa bans abortion after 20 weeks. However, state lawmakers are working diligently to reinstate a 6-week ban that could quickly take effect.
Where Can I Discuss My Options?
To understand what all your options are or if you wish to confirm your pregnancy, please contact us today.
We offer free, confidential appointments with no-cost pregnancy tests, limited ultrasound, and options counseling so you can make an informed decision that is right for you.
It’s your decision. We are here for you.