There are a lot of acronyms when it comes to legislature so we wanted to break down a few of the terms into understandable chunks so you can fully understand your state's stance on abortion and the ban of.
LMP: LMP stands for Last Menstrual Period. This is when your pregnancy is calculated from. An average pregnancy lasts 40 weeks from this exact point.
Postfertilization: the beginning of pregnancy calculated from the date of conception; 20 weeks postfertilization is equal to 22 weeks LMP.
Postimplantation: The beginning of pregnancy calculated from the date of embryo implantation; 24 weeks postimplantation is equal to 27 weeks LMP.
Viability: The point at which a fetus can sustain survival outside the womb.
State Bans on Abortion
There are 20 states that ban abortion at viability. These states are:
- New York
- North Carolina
- Rhode Island
There are 4 states that ban abortion 24 weeks after LMP. These states are:
There are 17 states that ban abortion 22 weeks after LMP. These states are:
- North Dakota
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- West Virginia
What's On This Page:
- State Bans on Abortion
- Useful Links