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Trends in Abortion Facility Gestational Limits Pre- and Post-Dobbs

ANSIRH’s Abortion Facility Database collects data on all publicly-advertising abortion facilities in the U.S. This issue brief focuses on how abortion facilities are increasing gestational limits for both medication abortion and procedural abortion from 2020-2022 across all 50 U.S. states, with data accurately assessed for changes since the Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization to remove the federal right to abortion.

The increase in facilities offering medication abortion after 10 weeks and second and third trimester procedural abortion shows a robust response to the changing abortion care landscape after the Dobbs decision. By adjusting and increasing their service availability, these findings suggest that clinics are working to meet greater demand for abortion care later in pregnancy and to meet the needs of those delayed in accessing abortion care due to travel.