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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’s Defending Life 2013 and 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

 

 

 
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