Publication Date: 
Thursday, January 17, 2019

Currently 27 states have laws that restrict private insurance coverage for abortion services, and some states have enacted laws that restrict abortion coverage in plans purchased through health insurance exchanges associated with the Affordable Care Act.  States may allow insurance coverage for abortion services in limited circumstances, such as in cases of life endangerment or rape, or with the purchase of a separate rider.

This dataset explores laws in all 50 states and the District of Columbia that address insurance coverage restrictions for abortion in effect as of December 1, 2018, as well as case law and attorney general opinions that affect the enforceability of these laws.

This map was created as part of the Abortion Law Project, a collaboration between the Policy Surveillance Program, Guttmacher Institute, Resources for Abortion Delivery (RAD), American Civil Liberties Union, Center for Reproductive Rights, National Abortion Federation, and Planned Parenthood Federation of America.