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Red States vs. Blue States
Abortion Rights Comparison
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by Vaughn Aubuchon

Here is a summary comparison of abortion rights among the red states and the blue states.

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The United States
Abortion Rights Comparison Summary -

States
Mandat.
Waiting
Period
Informed
Consent
Parent.
Notific.
Public
Funding
Rights
Consci.
Protect.
Abortion
Clinic
Regul.
Baby Moses Law

Red

69 %
79 %
93 %
31 %
100%
69 %
41 %

Blue

24 %
48 %
62 %
67 %
90 %
53 %
48 %

The Red States have been referred to as Jesusland and Bubba land.
The Blue States have been referred to as the United States of Canada.

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Abortion Rights -
Red States Summary - 29
Heartland and South

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2008 Election
RED States
Abortion Rights
Abortion Clinic Prevalence
#
State
Mandatory Waiting Period ?
Informed Consent?
Parental notificat.?
Public Funding?
Rights of Conscience Protection?
Abortion Clinic Regulat.?
Baby
Moses
Law ?
State Population
Number of Abortion Clinics ?
Persons per Abortion Clinic
1

AL

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
4.6 M
7
657 K
2

AK

No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes

0.7 M

4

175 K

3

AZ

No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
6.3 M
13
485 K
4

AR

Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
2.8 M

2

1,400 K

5

CO

No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
4.9 M

17

288 K

6

GA

Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
9.5 M

16

594 K

7

ID

Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
1.5 M

3

500 K

8

IN

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
6.3 M
9
700 K

9

IA

No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
3.0 M
7
429 K

10

KS

Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
2.8 M
5
560 K
11

KY

Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
4.2 M

3

1,400 K

12

LA

Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
4.3 M
7
614 K
13

MS

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
2.9 M

1

2,900 K

14

MO

Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
5.9 M

3

1,967 K

15

MT

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes

1.0 M

6

167 K

16

NE

Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
1.8 M

2

900 K

17

NV

No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
2.6 M
7
371 K

18

NM

No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
2.0 M
4
500 K

19

NC

No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
9.1 M

15

607 K

20

ND

Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
No

0.6 M

1

600 K
21

OH

Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes

11.5 M

19

605 K
22

OK

Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
3.6 M

3

1,200 K

23

SC

Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
4.4 M

3

1,467 K

24

SD

Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No

0.8 M

1

800 K
25

TN

No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
6.1 M
9
678 K

26

TX

Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No

23.9 M

51

469 K

27

UT

Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
2.6 M

3

867 K

28

WV

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
1.8 M

2

900 K

29

WY

No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes

0.5 M

1

500 K

TOTALS =

Yes - 20

Yes - 23

Yes - 27

Yes - 9

Yes - 29

Yes - 20

Yes- 12

-

No - 9

No - 6

No - 2

No - 20

No - 0

No - 9

No- 17

The data in Blue are more typical of the Blue States.

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40

60 - 730

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60

50

60

60

50

60

50

60


Mandatory Waiting Period =

A typical Mandatory Waiting Period states that -
A woman must wait 24 hours, after being informed of -
- the probable gestational age of the fetus
- the probable anatomical and physical characteristics of the fetus
- a description of the proposed abortion procedure, with its risks and alternatives
- the name of the doctor who will perform the procedure
- the risks of carrying her pregnancy to term.
A mandatory waiting period is required in 20 of the 29 Red States (69%).

Informed Consent =

Must receive state prepared materials.
Informed consent is required in 23 of the 29 Red States (79%).

Parental Notification =

One or both parents must be notified a specified time period before an abortion is performed.
Parental notification is required in 27 of the 29 Red States (93%).

Public Funding =

Public funding may be conditional or unconditional.
Public funding is allowed in only 9 of the 29 Red States (31%).

Rights of Conscience Protection =

Individuals and hospitals may refuse to participate in abortion procedures.
ALL 29 Red States allow refusal to participate in abortions.

Abortion Clinic Regulations =

Regulations may require abortion providers to comply with a variety of administrative, personnel, building and facility, and patient care requirements.
Abortion clinic requirements exist for 20 of the 29 Red States (69%).

Baby Moses =

A "Baby Moses" law allows a mother or legal guardian to anonymously leave an infant at a safe, prescribed location.
A Baby Moses Law has been enacted in 12 of the 29 Red States (41%).

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Abortion Rights -
Blue States Summary - 21
Coasts and North

.
2008 Election
BLUE States
Abortion Rights
Abortion Clinic Prevalence
#
State
Mandatory Waiting Period ?
Informed Consent?
Parental notificat.?
Public Funding?
Rights of Conscience Protection?
Abortion Clinic Regulat.?
Baby
Moses
Law ?
State Population
Number of Abortion Clinics ?
Persons per Abortion Clinic
1

CA

No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes

36.6 M

126

290 K
2

CT

No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
3.5 M
11
318 K
3

DE

No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
No

0.9 M

4

225 K
4

FL

No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes

18.3 M

72

254 K
5

HI

No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
1.3 M

3

433 K

6

IL

No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No

12.9 M

22

586 K

7

ME

No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
1.3 M

4

325 K

8

MD

No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
5.6 M
20
280 K

9

MA

No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
6.4 M
9
711 K

10

MI

Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No

10.1 M

37

273 K
11

MN

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
5.2 M
7

743 K

12

NH

No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
1.3 M

3

433 K
13

NJ

No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
8.7 M

30

290 K
14

NY

No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No

19.3 M

87

222 K

15

OR

No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
3.7 M
9
411 K

16

PA

Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No

12.4 M

21

590 K

17

RI

No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
1.1 M

2

550 K

18

VT

No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No

0.6 M

3

200 K

19

VA

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
7.7 M

19

405 K

20

WA

No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
6.5 M

23

283 K
21

WI

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
5.6 M
6

933 K

TOTALS =

Yes - 5

Yes - 10

Yes - 13

Yes -14

Yes - 19

Yes - 11

Yes- 10

-

No - 16

No - 11

No - 8

No - 7

No - 2

No - 10

No- 11

The data in Red are more typical of the Red States.

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40

60 - 730

60

60

50

60

60

50

60

50

60


Mandatory Waiting Period =

A typical Mandatory Waiting Period states that -
A woman must wait 24 hours, after being informed of -
- the probable gestational age of the fetus
- the probable anatomical and physical characteristics of the fetus
- a description of the proposed abortion procedure, with its risks and alternatives
- the name of the doctor who will perform the procedure
- the risks of carrying her pregnancy to term.
A mandatory waiting period is required in only 5 of the 21 Blue States (24%).

Informed Consent =

Must receive state prepared materials.
Informed consent is required in 10 of the 21 Blue States (48%).

Parental Notification =

One or both parents must be notified a specified time period before an abortion is performed.
Parental notification is required in 13 of the 21 Blue States (62%).

Public Funding =

Public funding may be conditional or unconditional.
Public funding is allowed in 14 of the 21 Blue States (67%)

Rights of Conscience Protection =

Individuals and hospitals may refuse to participate in abortion.
19 of the 21 Red States disallow refusal to participate in abortions (90%).

Abortion Clinic Regulations =

Regulations may require abortion providers to comply with a variety of administrative, personnel, building and facility, and patient care requirements.
Abortion clinic requirements exist for 11 of the 21 Blue States (53%).

Baby Moses =

A "Baby Moses" law allows a mother or legal guardian to anonymously leave an infant at a safe, prescribed location.
A Baby Moses Law has been enacted in 10 of the 21 Blue States (48%).

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Disclaimer: Statements made on this page are those of the author, and his alone.
No other individual or entity is responsible for this content.
All data summarized is believed to be correct. Links are provided to the data sources, at the top of the columns.

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