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State Ultrasound Laws

To date, 24 states have provisions giving women the opportunity to view ultrasounds before abortions are performed or offering information about how to obtain an ultrasound before an abortion.

Data includes information from state codes, American’s United For Life’sDefending Life 2013and National Right to Life’s Guide to State Laws on Ultrasound.

State


Ultrasound required.  Women must be offered the opportunity to view image.

Ultrasound must be offered before an abortion.

If an ultrasound is performed as part of abortion preparation, women must be offered the opportunity to view image.


Women must be informed about ultrasound services and how to obtain these services.


Women must be informed of opportunity to hear fetal heart beat.


AL


Yes










AZ


Yes










AR






Yes






FL


Yes










GA






Yes


Yes


Yes


ID






Yes


Yes




IA




Yes




Yes


Yes


KS


Yes





Yes


Yes


LA


Yes





Yes


Yes


MI






Yes


Yes




MS


Yes








Yes


MO




Yes




Yes


Yes


NE






Yes


Yes




NC


Yes






Yes


Yes


ND




Yes






Yes


OH






Yes






OK


Yes






Yes


Yes


SC






Yes


Yes




SD




Yes








TX


Yes






Yes


Yes


UT






Yes






VA


Yes






Yes




WV






Yes






WI


Yes








Yes