The US Supreme Court has ended almost 50 years of constitutional protection for women, overturning the landmark 1973 Roe v Wade ruling that recognised the right to abortion.
Here is a look at how different states have reacted to the decision.
Abortions swiftly came to a stop in Alabama as a 2019 state ban took effect making it a felony to perform an abortion at any state of pregnancy, with no exceptions for rape or incest victims.
Governor Kay Ivey praised the Supreme Court decision.
"I could not be more proud as a governor, a Christian and a woman to see this misguided and detrimental decision overturned," she said.
Abortion providers across Arizona halted procedures as they try to determine whether a law dating to pre-statehood days means their personnel could face prison time.
At issue is a law that dates to at least 1901, 11 years before Arizona became a state. It subjects anyone who provides abortion care to a possible two to five years in prison.
Republicans in the state Senate believe the pre-Roe law is enforceable.
The Arkansas Department of Health notified the state's two abortion providers its ban on the procedure had taken effect. The law bans abortions except to protect the life of the mother in a medical emergency.
The Democratic governors of California, Washington state and Oregon vowed to protect reproductive rights and help women who travel to the West Coast seeking abortions.
The liberal West Coast states anticipate an influx of people, especially as neighbouring states move to outlaw or greatly restrict abortions.
Republican Governor Charlie Baker signed an executive order he said is intended to protect access to reproductive healthcare services in the state.
The order prohibits agencies from assisting another state's investigation into a person or business for receiving or delivering reproductive health services that are legal in Massachusetts.
Attorney-general Eric Schmitt said he was acting immediately to enforce a state law banning abortion except in "cases of medical emergency".
Albuquerque-based District Attorney Raul Torrez - a top public prosecutor in New Mexico, where abortion is available with little or no restriction - is urging legislation to protect women who travel to the state for abortion procedures.
Former president Donald Trump is taking credit for the Supreme Court's decision.
In a statement, Trump called the ruling "the biggest WIN for LIFE in a generation".
He says the rulings and others "were only made possible because I delivered everything as promised, including nominating and getting three highly respected and strong Constitutionalists confirmed to the United States Supreme Court. It was my great honor to do so!".
A ban on most abortions at the first detectable fetal heartbeat has become law in Ohio.
Critics had argued the measure essentially prohibits abortions because the first detectable fetal heartbeat can occur as early as six weeks into pregnancy, before many women know they are pregnant.
The state's abortion ban went into effect on Friday evening local time.
The ban contains narrow exceptions for rape and incest if those crimes are reported to law enforcement, and for serious risk to the life or health of the mother, as well as confirmed lethal birth defects.
Dan McKay, the Republican who sponsored the trigger law, said it would be wrong for Utah women to pursue abortions in neighbouring states but he had no immediate plans to press for limits on their ability to travel there.
Mayor Muriel Bowser declared abortion remains legal in the nation's capital.
"We are a pro-choice city," she said at news conference. "Nothing has changed in Washington, D.C."
President Joe Biden said he knew many Americans are "frustrated and disillusioned" by the court decision. But "violence is never acceptable".
Attorney-general Merrick Garland said the Justice Department will work to protect providers and those seeking abortions in states where it is legal.
He also said he would stand by the approved use by the Food and Drug Administration of the drug Mifepristone for medication abortions.
Australian Associated Press
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