With the Supreme Court weighing overturning Roe v. Wade, state legislatures have become a hot battleground for legislation banning or enshrining access to abortion.
More than 500 abortion restrictions have been introduced in 41 states in 2022, according to the Guttmacher Institute, which supports abortion rights. But on the other hand, more than a dozen states have moved to codify the right to an abortion in state law, rather than rely entirely on Roe.
Host Jane Clayson speaks with NPR's national correspondent Sarah McCammon.
This segment aired on March 30, 2022.