Abortion Laws Vary Across United States
March 7, 2019
Abortions laws are in flux in the United States, ranging from a New York law that allows abortion up to delivery to a Missouri law that bans abortion when the heartbeat of an unborn child can be detected.
Catholic News Service reports new abortion legislation  working its way through Vermont — increasing availablity — and Tennessee — limiting access.
Illinois is facing legislative changes that could  broaden the  availability of abortion (see Bishop Malloy’s letter). 
Elements controled by law range from how late a woman can seek an abortion to who may perform it.
The Guttmacher Institute, a family planning organization that is pro-abortion, keeps records by state at https://www.guttmacher.org/state-policy/explore/overview-abortion-laws
The USCCB  explains the Church’s social teachings at http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/human-life-and-dignity/abortion/upload/Abortion-and-Catholic-Social-Teaching.pdf