Abortion laws in the U.S. have drastically changed since the overturning of Roe v. Wade in June 2022. Currently, most abortions are banned in at least 13 states as laws restrict the procedure. In many states, the battle over abortion laws continue.
The Overturning of Roe v. Wade
The Supreme Court first passed Roe v. Wade on January 22, 1973, and came to the decision by the U.S. Constitution the right to privacy, which enabled abortion to be federally protected.
Five decades later, the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case called Roe v. Wade into question. The Supreme Court has decided the constitution did not confer a right to abortion and overturned this Supreme Court decision.
The power was handed back to the states, and now, state governments determine the laws when it comes to abortion.
Abortion in Indiana
After Roe was overturned, Indiana completely banned abortion, which went into effect September 15, 2022. Since then, a judge has currently blocked a ban on nearly all abortions and a lawsuit against it continues. The Supreme Court of Indiana will hear oral arguments in January. Abortion remains legal up until 22 weeks in the state of Indiana.
Many women are unsure if treatment for miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy are still available after the overturning of Roe v. Wade. Yes, treatment for both of these potentially life-threatening pregnancy complications are legally provided to women despite the abortion ban.
Know Where Your Pregnancy Stands
As you navigate your pregnancy options, you may still need answers when it comes to your pregnancy.
If you are thinking of traveling for an abortion, make a free and confidential appointment with us to be informed to protect your health and wellness before an abortion.
You are not alone in this journey. You matter. We care.
A Hope Center does not provide or refer for abortions.