A lot has changed in the recent overturning of Roe v. Wade in our nation. Sometimes it’s difficult to separate fact from fiction. With all the noise of the media on each side, here is what you need to know about abortion access changes in your state.
Is Abortion Completely Banned?
The simple answer is: no! The overturning of Roe v. Wade did not make abortion illegal throughout the U.S., but it gave the power over to the states. Each state decides its regulations for elective abortion.
Treatment for Ectopic Pregnancy
As many women are asking, does this ban affect ectopic pregnancy treatment? No. All women still have access to receive the medical attention and treatment needed for an ectopic pregnancy, as well as miscarriage.
Abortion Access in Alabama
If you live in the state of Alabama, you may wonder if it’s illegal to get an abortion. Since the overturning of Roe v. Wade, abortion was officially banned, except in cases of life endangerment and the health of the woman.
Other abortion restrictions in Alabama include:
- Required state-directed counseling that includes information designed to discourage the patient from having an abortion, and then wait 48 hours before the procedure is provided.
- The use of telemedicine to administer medication for abortion is prohibited.
- The parent of a minor must consent before an abortion is provided.
- Public funding is available for abortion only in cases of life endangerment, rape, or incest.
- A patient must undergo an ultrasound before obtaining an abortion; the provider must offer the patient the option to view the image.
Traveling for Abortion
Taking the abortion pill after 70 days of pregnancy or with an ectopic pregnancy is not recommended by the FDA. An ultrasound will confirm that you are within the intended timeframe, and alert you if your pregnancy is ectopic or any other possible complications.
Pre-Abortion Services in Alabama
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