Publication Date: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

In 2000, the United States Food and Drug Administration first approved the use of mifepristone, a medication used in early, nonsurgical medication abortions. Since then, states have passed laws regulating access to medication abortion and the use of abortion-inducing drugs, including restrictions on the use of telemedicine for the procedure.

This dataset captures laws that address requirements for medication abortion procedures in effect as of August 31, 2020, 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.