After the fall of the 1973 ruling in the Roe v Wade case, the US states are given the power to decide if and how to allow abortions. According to the US abortion laws, the states can now ban abortions earlier than 12 weeks. Legal abortion in the USA now depends on the national divide and where you live, in the absence of a federal standard.
The Republican-led states have either banned or severely limited abortion in the aftermath of the ruling. On the other hand, several Democrat-led states are taking steps to protect abortion access. In this article, we will discuss the overview of the US abortion laws and what is the situation in other European countries.