RHRC Data is an easily searchable database of the laws, people, organizations, and litigation involved in sexual and reproductive health and justice in the United States, as well as the connections among them. Primarily focused on the anti-choice universe, the database provides factual summaries of key topics, lawsuits, and laws. It is available for use by the public with credit to RH Reality Check.

What's New?

On September 10, the Missouri legislature overrode Gov. Nixon’s veto of HB 1307, a bill that would require a 72-hour waiting period before a woman can obtain an abortion. The law will take effect one month from the date of passage, on October 10, 2014.

To view a comprehensive list of anti-choice bills that were proposed or enacted in Missouri for the years 2013 and 2014, click here.

Alabama

Legislature
  • 104

    Representatives
    • 65 Republican
    • 38 Democratic
    • 1 Independent
  • 35

    Senators
    • 23 Republican
    • 11 Democratic
    • 1 Independent
Database Entries
15 49 0 1
Laws People Orgs Cases

Currently 1 active law in effect in the database related to: 20-Week Bans, Later Abortion, Physicians Reporting Requirements

Alaska

Legislature
  • 46

    Representatives
    • 30 Republican
    • 16 Democratic
  • 23

    Senators
    • 15 Republican
    • 8 Democratic
Database Entries
0 0 0 0
Laws People Orgs Cases

Arizona

Legislature
  • 60

    Representatives
    • 36 Republican
    • 24 Democratic
  • 30

    Senators
    • 17 Republican
    • 13 Democratic
Database Entries
17 47 3 2
Laws People Orgs Cases

Currently 2 active laws in effect in the database related to: Omnibus (multiple topics), Parental Involvement, Physicians Reporting Requirements, Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers, "Coercion" Tests, 20-Week Bans, Forced Ultrasound, Informed Consent, Later Abortion, Medication Abortion, Waiting Periods and Forced Counseling

Arkansas

Legislature
  • 102

    Representatives
    • 52 Republican
    • 49 Democratic
  • 38

    Senators
    • 24 Republican
    • 14 Democratic
Database Entries
5 61 0 1
Laws People Orgs Cases

Currently 3 active laws in effect in the database related to: Fetal Homicide, Personhood, Insurance Coverage, 20-Week Bans, Later Abortion, Physicians Reporting Requirements, Reporting Requirements

California

Legislature
  • 79

    Assemblymembers
    • 24 Republican
    • 55 Democratic
  • 40

    Senators
    • 12 Republican
    • 28 Democratic
Database Entries
0 0 0 0
Laws People Orgs Cases

Colorado

Legislature
  • 65

    Representatives
    • 28 Republican
    • 37 Democratic
  • 35

    Senators
    • 17 Republican
    • 18 Democratic
Database Entries
1 0 0 0
Laws People Orgs Cases

Connecticut

Legislature
  • 151

    Representatives
    • 54 Republican
    • 97 Democratic
  • 36

    Senators
    • 14 Republican
    • 22 Democratic
Database Entries
0 0 0 0
Laws People Orgs Cases

Delaware

Legislature
  • 41

    Representatives
    • 14 Republican
    • 27 Democratic
  • 21

    Senators
    • 8 Republican
    • 13 Democratic
Database Entries
0 0 0 0
Laws People Orgs Cases

District Of Columbia

Legislature
  • 13

    Councilmembers
    • 2 Independents
    • 11 Democrats
  • 12

    Committees
Database Entries
1 1 0 0
Laws People Orgs Cases

Florida

Legislature
  • 120

    Representatives
    • 75 Republican
    • 45 Democratic
  • 40

    Senators
    • 26 Republican
    • 14 Democratic
Database Entries
15 45 0 0
Laws People Orgs Cases

Currently 1 active law in effect in the database related to: Later Abortion, Physicians Reporting Requirements

Georgia

Legislature
  • 180

    Representatives
    • 119 Republican
    • 60 Democratic
    • 1 Independent
  • 56

    Senators
    • 38 Republican
    • 18 Democratic
Database Entries
11 42 0 1
Laws People Orgs Cases

Currently 2 active laws in effect in the database related to: Parental Involvement, Insurance Coverage

Hawaii

Legislature
  • 51

    Representatives
    • 7 Republican
    • 44 Democratic
  • 25

    Senators
    • 1 Republican
    • 24 Democratic
Database Entries
0 0 0 0
Laws People Orgs Cases

Idaho

Legislature
  • 70

    Representatives
    • 57 Republican
    • 13 Democratic
  • 35

    Senators
    • 28 Republican
    • 7 Democratic
Database Entries
1 0 0 1
Laws People Orgs Cases

Illinois

Legislature
  • 118

    Representatives
    • 47 Republican
    • 71 Democratic
  • 59

    Senators
    • 19 Republican
    • 40 Democratic
Database Entries
1 0 0 0
Laws People Orgs Cases

Indiana

Legislature
  • 100

    Representatives
    • 69 Republican
    • 31 Democratic
  • 50

    Senators
    • 37 Republican
    • 13 Democratic
Database Entries
1 3 0 1
Laws People Orgs Cases

Currently 1 active law in effect in the database related to: 20-Week Bans, Forced Ultrasound, Funding Restrictions for Family Planning, Insurance Coverage, Later Abortion, Omnibus (multiple topics), Parental Involvement, Physicians Reporting Requirements, Reporting Requirements

Iowa

Legislature
  • 100

    Representatives
    • 53 Republican
    • 47 Democratic
  • 50

    Senators
    • 24 Republican
    • 26 Democratic
Database Entries
4 39 0 0
Laws People Orgs Cases

Kansas

Legislature
  • 126

    Representatives
    • 93 Republican
    • 33 Democratic
  • 40

    Senators
    • 32 Republican
    • 8 Democratic
Database Entries
10 57 0 2
Laws People Orgs Cases

Currently 3 active laws in effect in the database related to: Informed Consent, Omnibus (multiple topics), Personhood, Sex- or Race-Selective Bans, 20-Week Bans, Later Abortion, Physicians Reporting Requirements

Kentucky

Legislature
  • 100

    Representatives
    • 46 Republican
    • 54 Democratic
  • 38

    Senators
    • 23 Republican
    • 14 Democratic
    • 1 Independent
Database Entries
0 0 0 0
Laws People Orgs Cases

Louisiana

Legislature
  • 105

    Representatives
    • 59 Republican
    • 44 Democratic
    • 2 Independent
  • 39

    Senators
    • 26 Republican
    • 13 Democratic
Database Entries
11 103 0 0
Laws People Orgs Cases

Currently 2 active laws in effect in the database related to: Telemedicine Abortion Bans, 20-Week Bans, Later Abortion

Maine

Legislature
  • 151

    Representatives
    • 58 Republican
    • 89 Democratic
    • 4 Independent
  • 35

    Senators
    • 15 Republican
    • 19 Democratic
    • 1 Independent
Database Entries
5 9 0 0
Laws People Orgs Cases

Maryland

Legislature
  • 142

    Delegates
    • 44 Republican
    • 98 Democratic
  • 47

    Senators
    • 12 Republican
    • 35 Democratic
Database Entries
0 0 0 0
Laws People Orgs Cases

Massachusetts

Legislature
  • 159

    Representatives
    • 29 Republican
    • 130 Democratic
  • 40

    Senators
    • 4 Republican
    • 36 Democratic
Database Entries
0 0 0 0
Laws People Orgs Cases

Michigan

Legislature
  • 110

    Representatives
    • 59 Republican
    • 51 Democratic
  • 38

    Senators
    • 26 Republican
    • 12 Democratic
Database Entries
19 73 1 0
Laws People Orgs Cases

Currently 1 active law in effect in the database related to: Insurance Coverage

Minnesota

Legislature
  • 134

    Representatives
    • 61 Republican
  • 67

    Senators
    • 28 Republican
Database Entries
0 0 0 0
Laws People Orgs Cases

Mississippi

Legislature
  • 122

    Representatives
    • 65 Republican
    • 57 Democratic
  • 52

    Senators
    • 32 Republican
    • 20 Democratic
Database Entries
5 38 1 1
Laws People Orgs Cases

Currently 1 active law in effect in the database related to: 20-Week Bans, Later Abortion

Missouri

Legislature
  • 163

    Representatives
    • 110 Republican
    • 53 Democratic
  • 34

    Senators
    • 24 Republican
    • 10 Democratic
Database Entries
50 149 0 0
Laws People Orgs Cases

Currently 1 active law in effect in the database related to: Medication Abortion, Telemedicine Abortion Bans

Montana

Legislature
  • 100

    Representatives
    • 61 Republican
    • 39 Democratic
  • 50

    Senators
    • 29 Republican
    • 21 Democratic
Database Entries
1 0 0 0
Laws People Orgs Cases

Nebraska

Legislature
  • 49

    Senators
    • 49 Nonpartisan
Database Entries
1 12 0 0
Laws People Orgs Cases

Currently 1 active law in effect in the database related to: 20-Week Bans, Later Abortion, Physicians Reporting Requirements, Reporting Requirements

Nevada

Legislature
  • 42

    Assembly Members
    • 15 Republican
    • 27 Democratic
  • 21

    Senators
    • 10 Republican
    • 11 Democratic
Database Entries
0 0 0 0
Laws People Orgs Cases

New Hampshire

Legislature
  • 400

    Representatives
    • 180 Republican
    • 220 Democratic
  • 24

    Senators
    • 13 Republican
    • 11 Democratic
Database Entries
0 0 0 0
Laws People Orgs Cases

New Jersey

Legislature
  • 80

    Assembly Members
    • 32 Republican
    • 48 Democratic
  • 40

    Senators
    • 16 Republican
    • 24 Democratic
Database Entries
0 0 0 0
Laws People Orgs Cases

New Mexico

Legislature
  • 70

    Representatives
    • 33 Republican
    • 37 Democratic
  • 42

    Senators
    • 17 Republican
    • 25 Democratic
Database Entries
6 6 0 0
Laws People Orgs Cases

New York

Legislature
  • 146

    Assembly Members
    • 41 Republican
    • 105 Democratic
  • 97

    Senators
    • 29 Republican
    • 66 Democratic
Database Entries
0 0 0 0
Laws People Orgs Cases

North Carolina

Legislature
  • 120

    Representatives
    • 77 Republican
    • 43 Democratic
  • 50

    Senators
    • 33 Republican
    • 17 Democratic
Database Entries
1 5 0 0
Laws People Orgs Cases

Currently 1 active law in effect in the database related to: Conscience and Refusal Clauses, Informed Consent, Insurance Coverage, Sex- or Race-Selective Bans, Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers, Waiting Periods and Forced Counseling

North Dakota

Legislature
  • 94

    Representatives
    • 71 Republican
    • 23 Democratic
  • 47

    Senators
    • 33 Republican
    • 14 Democratic
Database Entries
5 20 0 2
Laws People Orgs Cases

Currently 1 active law in effect in the database related to: 20-Week Bans, Later Abortion, Physicians Reporting Requirements

Ohio

Legislature
  • 99

    Representatives
    • 60 Republican
    • 39 Democratic
  • 33

    Senators
    • 23 Republican
    • 10 Democratic
Database Entries
3 57 1 0
Laws People Orgs Cases

Currently 1 active law in effect in the database related to: Funding Restrictions for Family Planning, Informed Consent, Omnibus (multiple topics), Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers

Oklahoma

Legislature
  • 101

    Representatives
    • 72 Republican
    • 29 Democratic
  • 48

    Senators
    • 36 Republican
    • 12 Democratic
Database Entries
15 49 0 0
Laws People Orgs Cases

Currently 7 active laws in effect in the database related to: Human Embryo and Fetal Research, Omnibus (multiple topics), Physicians Reporting Requirements, Reporting Requirements, Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers, Parental Involvement, Informed Consent, Waiting Periods and Forced Counseling, Medication Abortion, Telemedicine Abortion Bans, 20-Week Bans, Later Abortion

Oregon

Legislature
  • 60

    Representatives
    • 26 Republican
  • 30

    Senators
    • 14 Republican
Database Entries
0 0 0 0
Laws People Orgs Cases

Pennsylvania

Legislature
  • 203

    Representatives
    • 111 Republican
    • 92 Democratic
  • 50

    Senators
    • 27 Republican
    • 23 Democratic
Database Entries
13 111 0 0
Laws People Orgs Cases

Currently 1 active law in effect in the database related to: Insurance Coverage

Rhode Island

Legislature
  • 75

    Representatives
    • 6 Republican
    • 69 Democratic
  • 38

    Senators
    • 5 Republican
    • 32 Democratic
    • 1 Independent
Database Entries
0 0 0 0
Laws People Orgs Cases

South Carolina

Legislature
  • 124

    Representatives
    • 78 Republican
    • 46 Democratic
  • 46

    Senators
    • 28 Republican
    • 18 Democratic
Database Entries
12 79 0 0
Laws People Orgs Cases

South Dakota

Legislature
  • 70

    Representatives
    • 53 Republican
    • 17 Democratic
  • 35

    Senators
    • 28 Republican
    • 7 Democratic
Database Entries
10 152 0 0
Laws People Orgs Cases

Currently 6 active laws in effect in the database related to: Informed Consent, Waiting Periods and Forced Counseling, Insurance Coverage, Sex- or Race-Selective Bans

Tennessee

Legislature
  • 99

    Representatives
    • 71 Republican
    • 27 Democratic
    • 1 Independent
  • 33

    Senators
    • 26 Republican
    • 7 Democratic
Database Entries
2 5 0 0
Laws People Orgs Cases

Currently 2 active laws in effect in the database related to: Fetal Homicide, Substance Abuse During Pregnancy

Texas

Legislature
  • 150

    Representatives
    • 95 Republican
    • 55 Democratic
  • 31

    Senators
    • 19 Republican
    • 12 Democratic
Database Entries
47 64 1 2
Laws People Orgs Cases

Currently 4 active laws in effect in the database related to: Informed Consent, Waiting Periods and Forced Counseling, Forced Ultrasound, 20-Week Bans, Later Abortion, Medication Abortion, Omnibus (multiple topics), Physicians Reporting Requirements, Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers

Utah

Legislature
  • 75

    Representatives
    • 61 Republican
    • 14 Democratic
  • 29

    Senators
    • 24 Republican
    • 5 Democratic
Database Entries
0 0 0 0
Laws People Orgs Cases

Vermont

Legislature
  • 150

    Representatives
    • 45 Republican
    • 97 Democratic
    • 4 Independent
  • 31

    Senators
    • 7 Republican
    • 22 Democratic
Database Entries
0 0 0 0
Laws People Orgs Cases

Virginia

Legislature
  • 99

    Delegates
    • 67 Republican
    • 32 Democratic
  • 39

    Senators
    • 21 Republican
    • 18 Democratic
Database Entries
0 0 0 0
Laws People Orgs Cases

Washington

Legislature
  • 98

    Representatives
    • 43 Republican
    • 55 Democratic
  • 49

    Senators
    • 24 Republican
    • 25 Democratic
Database Entries
1 8 0 0
Laws People Orgs Cases

West Virginia

Legislature
  • 100

    Delegates
    • 47 Republican
    • 53 Democratic
  • 34

    Senators
    • 10 Republican
    • 24 Democratic
Database Entries
2 11 0 0
Laws People Orgs Cases

Wisconsin

Legislature
  • 99

    Representatives
    • 60 Republican
    • 39 Democratic
  • 33

    Senators
    • 18 Republican
    • 15 Democratic
Database Entries
9 83 2 1
Laws People Orgs Cases

Wyoming

Legislature
  • 60

    Representatives
    • 52 Republican
    • 8 Democratic
  • 30

    Senators
    • 26 Republican
    • 4 Democratic
Database Entries
0 0 0 0
Laws People Orgs Cases

* Yellow indicates states for which all anti-choice bills introduced in the 2013 and 2014 legislative sessions are now included in the database.
* Gray indicates states for which information in the database is incomplete.

WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?

Laws

Looking for information about a particular law? This database contains an archive of legislation, including summaries and analyses of the bills. Currently, the database contains all of the anti-choice bills introduced in Arizona, Florida, Michigan, New Mexico Pennsylvania, Texas, and Wisconsin during the 2013 and 2014 legislative sessions. Be sure to check back periodically as RHRC will be updating and expanding the information in this database on a regular basis.

People

Start here if you’re looking for information about legislators who have authored, sponsored, or otherwise supported anti-choice legislation. RHRC has provided links that show how people are connected to specific laws. The database allows users to click through to a page for each person, with contact information, the person’s position or job description, and a list of legislation with which that person is associated. RHRC Data uses Open States (openstates.org) to provide basic information about legislators.

Organizations

Many of the anti-choice bills proposed in recent years have been written and promulgated by national organizations with ties to the political Right. This database identifies bills that are based on “model” laws written by these organizations, and contains the names and descriptions of those organizations. It also lists the organizations involved in challenging various bills in court.

Cases

Want to know whether a particular law is being challenged in court? This database contains a summary of legal cases related to anti-choice legislation along with links to relevant court filings and documents.

HOW YOU CAN USE THIS TOOL

The database contains various dropdown boxes (State, Law Topic, Law Status) to allow you to customize your search return results. For example, if you want to search for current laws in Texas, simply click “Texas” under the State dropdown box, and “Current” under the Law Status dropdown box.

Be sure to check the date of the most recent update. While RH Reality Check is committed to providing accurate and up-to-date information, we also advise users to double-check dates as this is a fast-moving field. For instance, even if a Law Status is “Current,” make sure to read the summary of the law. Many of the legal challenges do not challenge the entire piece of legislation, and the summary will tell you which pro-visions are current and which are blocked.