The U.S. states with the most restrictive abortion laws
Alabama has banned nearly all abortions, creating exceptions only to protect the mother's health. The bill wasmore
ALABAMA: Alabama outlawed nearly all abortions, even in cases of rape and incest, with exceptions only to protmore
ARKANSAS: In March 2019, Republican Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson (pictured) signed a law that bans most abmore
GEORGIA: Georgia became the fourth U.S. state this year to outlaw abortion after a doctor can detect a fetal hmore
IOWA: A state judge permanently struck down Iowa's six-week "heartbeat" bill after finding the law unconstitutmore
KENTUCKY: Kentucky has also passed a law banning abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected. Republicanmore
LOUISIANA: A ban on abortions after 15 weeks became law in May 2018, but it is currently on hold after a federmore
MISSISSIPPI: Republican Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant (pictured) on March 21, 2019, signed a bill banning amore
MISSOURI: The state's Republican-controlled Senate passed a bill early on May 16 that would ban abortions aftemore
NORTH CAROLINA: A federal judge ruled in March 2019 that a North Carolina ban on abortions after 20 weeks withmore
NORTH DAKOTA: The state legislature approved a six-week "heartbeat" bill in 2013. When Republican Governor Jacmore
OHIO: The state's Republican-controlled legislature has also outlawed abortion if a doctor can detect a heartbmore
UTAH: A law banning most abortions after 18 weeks, with exceptions for rape, fatal fetal deformity or harm to more
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