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Updated November 2022

The Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, which means that states can now ban abortion. Some states have banned abortion or created lots of restrictions. But abortion is still legal in many states, and it's legal to go to a different state to get an abortion. Abortion is NOT banned nationwide.

Laws about abortion continue to change. You can find more information about laws in your state and how to get an abortion from your local Planned Parenthood health center or abortionfinder.org.


No, there isn’t an abortion pill that you can get over-the-counter. You can get the abortion pill from some Planned Parenthood health centers or other abortion providers. In some states, you can do your visit online (AKA telehealth) and get your abortion pills mailed to you. Read more about how to get abortion pills.

Some people confuse abortion pills with morning-after pills, but they’re very different. Abortion pills end a pregnancy — the morning-after pill PREVENTS pregnancy before it happens. And unlike abortion pills, anybody can buy morning-after pills over the counter at pharmacies and drugstores. You can take the morning-after pill up to 5 days after unprotected sex to prevent pregnancy. But morning-after pills won’t cause an abortion or harm the pregnancy if you’re already pregnant. Read more about the difference between abortion pills and morning-after pills.

If you’re looking for a place to get an abortion, beware of “crisis pregnancy centers.” These are places that seem like normal medical centers, but they don't provide abortion or a full range of health care — they're actually run by people who want to scare or shame people out of getting an abortion. They often give you false or misleading information about pregnancy, abortion, and birth control, and they usually don't have to follow privacy laws. Your local Planned Parenthood health center or abortionfinder.org can help you find a trustworthy abortion provider in your area.

Tags: Abortion, abortion pill