State abortion waiting period laws require an individual seeking abortion to wait a specified time period after receiving mandatory counseling, usually between 24 to 72 hours, before they can obtain the procedure. The mandatory counseling that must occur prior to obtaining an abortion goes beyond the customary informed consent that is generally required for all medical procedures, and sometimes includes misleading information regarding abortion.
This dataset captures state laws that address restrictions applied to abortions for minors in effect as of December 1, 2018, as well as case law and attorney general opinions that affect the enforceability of these laws.
Most states have laws that require abortion providers to submit one or more of the following types of reports: general reports regarding abortion procedures; reports related to abortion complications; informed consent reports; medical emergency reports; and reports regarding a minor’s abortion. Some of the information that may be required to appear in the reports includes: demographic information about the patient; the gestational age of the fetus; the abortion procedure used; the patient’s reason for abortion; the patient’s pregnancy history; and the method of payment.
This dataset captures state laws that establish standards for abortion provider qualifications, in effect as of December 1, 2018, as well as case law and attorney general opinions that affect the enforceability of these laws.
This dataset includes laws from all 50 states and the District of Columbia in effect as of December 1, 2018 that ban abortion, as well as case law and attorney general opinions that affect the enforceability of these laws.
This dataset includes state laws establishing advertising restrictions for abortion, as well as case law and attorney general opinions affecting the enforceability of these laws, in effect as of December 1, 2018.
This legal map presents statutes and regulations that authorize the involuntary commitment of substance users, in effect as of March 1, 2018. It catalogs the statutory standards authorizing commitment, parties authorized to petition for a commitment, provisions surrounding clinical assessments, parameters of judicial review, time periods for commitment authorization, allowable treatment, and procedures for recommitment.