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Abortion policies, over time and by state

Mar 18, 2015

For a class project, Katie Kowalsky, Dylan Moriarty, and Robin Tolochko examined changes in abortion policy since Roe v. Wade in 1973.

Due to complex laws, political jargon, and emotional fervor, abortion policy is a contentious topic. There is a wealth of information and misinformation. The combination of vague terminology and lack of uniformity among state laws makes it difficult to interpret the true national status of abortion rights.

Through an interactive map, you can see the policies through various facets, such as waiting period, parental consent, and an overall “report card.” This is mapped over time.

See also 50 Years of Change, which shows changes in LGBT civil rights and was the inspiration for this project.

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