Each year NARAL publishes Who Decides? A State-by-State Review
of Abortion and Reproductive Rights, which chronicles laws regulating
abortion across the country, including a ranking of all the states
based on the degree to which they restrict women's access to abortion.
The rankings are based on NARAL's evaluation of state laws in 14
categories, including: husband/parent consent requirements, waiting
periods, insurance coverage, clinic protection, abortion procedures
and time limits. States received points in each category, zero points
meaning the laws were pro-choice. Points were totaled to calculate
an overall grade between "A" and "F." This year, only 9 states earned
an A; more than one-third of states received an F; and the overall
grade for the country was a D+.