Abortion Policy (Independent Publisher) (Preview)

The Abortion Policy API is an up-to-date tool that categorizes state laws on abortion access for accurate representation. This tool centralizes all data about abortion policy in the United States.

This connector is available in the following products and regions:

Service Class Regions
Logic Apps Standard All Logic Apps regions except the following:
     -   Azure Government regions
     -   Azure China regions
     -   US Department of Defense (DoD)
Power Automate Premium All Power Automate regions except the following:
     -   US Government (GCC)
     -   US Government (GCC High)
     -   China Cloud operated by 21Vianet
     -   US Department of Defense (DoD)
Power Apps Premium All Power Apps regions except the following:
     -   US Government (GCC)
     -   US Government (GCC High)
     -   China Cloud operated by 21Vianet
     -   US Department of Defense (DoD)
Contact
Name Vivek Bavishi
URL https://thatapiguy.tech
Email vivekbavishi@thatapiguy.tech
Connector Metadata
Publisher That API Guy
Website https://www.abortionpolicyapi.com/
Privacy policy https://www.abortionpolicyapi.com/
Categories Human Resources

Creating a connection

The connector supports the following authentication types:

Default Parameters for creating connection. All regions Not shareable

Default

Applicable: All regions

Parameters for creating connection.

This is not shareable connection. If the power app is shared with another user, another user will be prompted to create new connection explicitly.

Name Type Description Required
Token securestring The API Key for the Abortion Policy api True

Throttling Limits

Name Calls Renewal Period
API calls per connection10060 seconds

Actions

Get Gestational Limits by State

Returns the restrictions on abortion access related to gestational limits, i.e. bans on abortion after a certain week in pregnancy by state.

Get Gestational Limits by Zip

Returns the restrictions on abortion access related to gestational limits, i.e. bans on abortion after a certain week in pregnancy by zip code.

Get Insurance Coverage by State

This table covers abortion restrictions that specifically restrict what type of insurance coverage can be used to cover abortion (both Medicaid and private insurance).

Get Insurance Coverage by Zip

This table covers abortion restrictions that specifically restrict what type of insurance coverage can be used to cover abortion (both Medicaid and private insurance).

Get Minors Info by State

Retrieves the abortion restrictions that specifically target minors.

Get Minors Info by Zip

Retrieves the abortion restrictions that specifically target minors.

Get Waiting Periods Info by State

Retrieves the abortion restrictions related to time periods that people must wait between receiving abortion counseling and getting abortion care.

Get Waiting Periods Info by Zip

Retrieves the abortion restrictions related to time periods that people must wait between receiving abortion counseling and getting abortion care.

Get Gestational Limits by State

Returns the restrictions on abortion access related to gestational limits, i.e. bans on abortion after a certain week in pregnancy by state.

Parameters

Name Key Required Type Description
State Name
state True string

Select the state you want to view the policy for.

Returns

Name Path Type Description
banned_after_weeks_since_LMP
State.banned_after_weeks_since_LMP integer

Weeks since Last Menstrual Period (LMP): 1. Bans in the third trimester are coded as 28. 2. Bans after viability are coded as 99. 3. For "post-fertilization", add 2 weeks to get LMP (20 weeks post-fertilization = 22 weeks LMP). 4. For "post-implantation", add 3 weeks to get LMP (24 weeks post-implantation = 27 weeks LMP).

exception_life
State.exception_life boolean

If true, abortion is not banned if necessary to save the pregnant person's life.

exception_health
State.exception_health string

"Physical", "Any" or "Major Bodily Function". If non-null, abortion is not banned if necessary to preserve the pregnant person's health. 1. "Physical": physical health (excluding mental health). 2. "Major Bodily Function": exceptions which permit abortion in the case where a person would suffer "substantial and irreversible impairment of a major bodily function" (which may include mental health). 3. "Any": unspecified health (which may include mental health)

exception_fetal
State.exception_fetal string

"Serious fetal anomaly" or "Lethal fetal anomaly". In some states, exceptions may be granted based on the health or status of the fetus. The language of these exceptions varies- here we distinguish between anomalies that are known to be lethal for the fetus and any others.

exception_rape_or_incest
State.exception_rape_or_incest boolean

If true, exceptions may be granted in cases of rape or incest.

Last Updated
State.Last Updated string

Last updated date for the policy

Get Gestational Limits by Zip

Returns the restrictions on abortion access related to gestational limits, i.e. bans on abortion after a certain week in pregnancy by zip code.

Parameters

Name Key Required Type Description
Zip Code
zip code True string

Enter the 6 digit zip code you want to view the policy for.

Returns

Name Path Type Description
banned_after_weeks_since_LMP
State.banned_after_weeks_since_LMP integer

Weeks since Last Menstrual Period (LMP): 1. Bans in the third trimester are coded as 28. 2. Bans after viability are coded as 99. 3. For "post-fertilization", add 2 weeks to get LMP (20 weeks post-fertilization = 22 weeks LMP). 4. For "post-implantation", add 3 weeks to get LMP (24 weeks post-implantation = 27 weeks LMP).

exception_life
State.exception_life boolean

If true, abortion is not banned if necessary to save the pregnant person's life.

exception_health
State.exception_health string

"Physical", "Any" or "Major Bodily Function". If non-null, abortion is not banned if necessary to preserve the pregnant person's health. 1. "Physical": physical health (excluding mental health). 2. "Major Bodily Function": exceptions which permit abortion in the case where a person would suffer "substantial and irreversible impairment of a major bodily function" (which may include mental health). 3. "Any": unspecified health (which may include mental health)

exception_fetal
State.exception_fetal string

"Serious fetal anomaly" or "Lethal fetal anomaly". In some states, exceptions may be granted based on the health or status of the fetus. The language of these exceptions varies- here we distinguish between anomalies that are known to be lethal for the fetus and any others.

exception_rape_or_incest
State.exception_rape_or_incest boolean

If true, exceptions may be granted in cases of rape or incest.

Last Updated
State.Last Updated string

Last updated date for the policy

Get Insurance Coverage by State

This table covers abortion restrictions that specifically restrict what type of insurance coverage can be used to cover abortion (both Medicaid and private insurance).

Parameters

Name Key Required Type Description
State Name
state True string

Select the state you want to view the insurance coverage for.

Returns

Name Path Type Description
requires coverage
State.requires coverage boolean

If true, the state requires that require private health plans regulated by the state cover abortion. These requirements do not apply to self-insured plans (in which the employer takes on all the risk, instead of contracting with a health insurer) as self-insured plans are regulated at the federal, not state, level.

private_coverage_no_restrictions
State.private_coverage_no_restrictions boolean

Few states require that private insurance cover abortion. If true private insurance may do so, but is not necessarily required to. Private insurance here refers to non-self-insured plans. In self-insured plans, the employer takes on all the risk, instead of contracting with a health insurer; self-insured plans are regulated at the federal, not state, level.

private_exception_life
State.private_exception_life boolean

If true then despite other restrictions the state allows private insurance coverage for cases where abortion is necessary to save the pregnant person's life. Private insurance here refers to non-self-insured plans. In self-insured plans, the employer takes on all the risk, instead of contracting with a health insurer; self-insured plans are regulated at the federal, not state, level.

private_exception_fetal
State.private_exception_fetal string

If checked then despite other restrictions the state allows private insurance coverage for cases when the fetus has a lethal fetal anomaly. Private insurance here refers to non-self-insured plans. In self-insured plans, the employer takes on all the risk, instead of contracting with a health insurer; self-insured plans are regulated at the federal, not state, level.

private_exception_rape_or_incest
State.private_exception_rape_or_incest boolean

If checked then despite other restrictions, the state allows private insurance coverage for cases of rape or incest. Private insurance here refers to non-self-insured plans. In self-insured plans, the employer takes on all the risk, instead of contracting with a health insurer; self-insured plans are regulated at the federal, not state, level.

private_exception_health
State.private_exception_health string

If checked then despite other restrictions, the state allows private insurance coverage for cases when the pregnant person's faces a "substantial and irreversible impairment of a major bodily function." In other words, a very serious health condition. Private insurance here refers to non-self-insured plans. In self-insured plans, the employer takes on all the risk, instead of contracting with a health insurer; self-insured plans are regulated at the federal, not state, level.

exchange_exception_life
State.exchange_exception_life boolean

If true then despite other restrictions, the state allows exchange insurance coverage for cases where abortion is necessary to save the pregnant person's life. Exchange plans refer to health plans offered in the state's Health Care Exchange that was established under the federal Affordable Care Act. The federal ACA law included a provision that encouraged states to adopt abortion coverage restrictions.

exchange_exception_health
State.exchange_exception_health string

If checked then despite other restrictions, the state allows exchange insurance coverage for cases when the pregnant person's faces a "substantial and irreversible impairment of a major bodily function" or other serious impacts on "physical" health. Exchange plans refer to health plans offered in the state's Health Care Exchange that was established under the federal Affordable Care Act. The federal ACA law included a provision that encouraged states to adopt abortion coverage restrictions.

exchange_coverage_no_restrictions
State.exchange_coverage_no_restrictions boolean

If true the state has not restricted abortion coverage in ACA plans. Except in a few states that have required abortion coverage, a lack of restrictions does not mean that every plan offered in the Exchange will include abortion coverage. Exchange plans refer to health plans offered in the state's Health Care Exchange that was established under the federal Affordable Care Act. The federal ACA law included a provision that encouraged states to adopt abortion coverage restrictions.

exchange_exception_fetal
State.exchange_exception_fetal string

If true then, despite other restrictions, the state allows exchange insurance coverage for cases when the fetus has a lethal fetal anomaly. Exchange plans refer to health plans offered in the state's Health Care Exchange that was established under the federal Affordable Care Act. The federal ACA law included a provision that encouraged states to adopt abortion coverage restrictions.

exchange_exception_rape_or_incest
State.exchange_exception_rape_or_incest boolean

If true then, despite other restrictions, the state allows exchange insurance coverage for cases of rape or incest. Exchange plans refer to health plans offered in the state's Health Care Exchange that was established under the federal Affordable Care Act. The federal ACA law included a provision that encouraged states to adopt abortion coverage restrictions.

exchange_forbids_coverage
State.exchange_forbids_coverage boolean

If true, then the state prohibits any and all exchange insurance coverage for abortion. Exchange plans refer to health plans offered in the state's Health Care Exchange that was established under the federal Affordable Care Act. The federal ACA law included a provision that encouraged states to adopt abortion coverage restrictions.

medicaid_coverage_provider_patient_decision
State.medicaid_coverage_provider_patient_decision boolean

If true, the state has a policy in place to use Medicaid funds to pay for abortion, most of these states require coverage for "medically necessary" abortion. This is a vaguely-defined criterion usually based on a decision between a pregnant person and their medical provider and can include circumstances beyond physical health, such as mental or emotional health or familial situations. Medicaid is a federal-state insurance program. Based on the Hyde amendment, states are required to use Medicaid funds to pay for abortion in cases of rape, of incest, or when the pregnant person's life is endangered; these are also the only circumstances in which federal Medicaid funds may be used to pay for abortion. Most states limit abortion coverage just to the Hyde amendment, though some states offer additional coverage (for example, when the pregnant person's health is at risk).

medicaid_exception_life
State.medicaid_exception_life boolean

If true, then the state allows Medicaid insurance coverage for cases where abortion is necessary to save the pregnant person's life (this is required by the Hyde amendment).

medicaid_exception_health
State.medicaid_exception_health string

If true, then the state allows Medicaid insurance coverage for cases when the pregnant person's physical health is endangered.

medicaid_exception_fetal
State.medicaid_exception_fetal string

If true, then the state allows Medicaid insurance coverage for cases when the fetus has a serious or lethal fetal anomaly

medicaid_exception_rape_or_incest
State.medicaid_exception_rape_or_incest boolean

If true, then the state allows Medicaid insurance coverage for cases of rape or incest (this is required by the Hyde amendment)

Last Updated
State.Last Updated string

Last Updated

Get Insurance Coverage by Zip

This table covers abortion restrictions that specifically restrict what type of insurance coverage can be used to cover abortion (both Medicaid and private insurance).

Parameters

Name Key Required Type Description
Zip Code
zip code True string

Enter the 6 digit zip code you want to view the insurance coverage for.

Returns

Name Path Type Description
requires coverage
State.requires coverage boolean

If true, the state requires that require private health plans regulated by the state cover abortion. These requirements do not apply to self-insured plans (in which the employer takes on all the risk, instead of contracting with a health insurer) as self-insured plans are regulated at the federal, not state, level.

private_coverage_no_restrictions
State.private_coverage_no_restrictions boolean

Few states require that private insurance cover abortion. If true private insurance may do so, but is not necessarily required to. Private insurance here refers to non-self-insured plans. In self-insured plans, the employer takes on all the risk, instead of contracting with a health insurer; self-insured plans are regulated at the federal, not state, level.

private_exception_life
State.private_exception_life boolean

If true then despite other restrictions the state allows private insurance coverage for cases where abortion is necessary to save the pregnant person's life. Private insurance here refers to non-self-insured plans. In self-insured plans, the employer takes on all the risk, instead of contracting with a health insurer; self-insured plans are regulated at the federal, not state, level.

private_exception_fetal
State.private_exception_fetal string

If checked then despite other restrictions the state allows private insurance coverage for cases when the fetus has a lethal fetal anomaly. Private insurance here refers to non-self-insured plans. In self-insured plans, the employer takes on all the risk, instead of contracting with a health insurer; self-insured plans are regulated at the federal, not state, level.

private_exception_rape_or_incest
State.private_exception_rape_or_incest boolean

If checked then despite other restrictions, the state allows private insurance coverage for cases of rape or incest. Private insurance here refers to non-self-insured plans. In self-insured plans, the employer takes on all the risk, instead of contracting with a health insurer; self-insured plans are regulated at the federal, not state, level.

private_exception_health
State.private_exception_health string

If checked then despite other restrictions, the state allows private insurance coverage for cases when the pregnant person's faces a "substantial and irreversible impairment of a major bodily function." In other words, a very serious health condition. Private insurance here refers to non-self-insured plans. In self-insured plans, the employer takes on all the risk, instead of contracting with a health insurer; self-insured plans are regulated at the federal, not state, level.

exchange_exception_life
State.exchange_exception_life boolean

If true then despite other restrictions, the state allows exchange insurance coverage for cases where abortion is necessary to save the pregnant person's life. Exchange plans refer to health plans offered in the state's Health Care Exchange that was established under the federal Affordable Care Act. The federal ACA law included a provision that encouraged states to adopt abortion coverage restrictions.

exchange_exception_health
State.exchange_exception_health string

If checked then despite other restrictions, the state allows exchange insurance coverage for cases when the pregnant person's faces a "substantial and irreversible impairment of a major bodily function" or other serious impacts on "physical" health. Exchange plans refer to health plans offered in the state's Health Care Exchange that was established under the federal Affordable Care Act. The federal ACA law included a provision that encouraged states to adopt abortion coverage restrictions.

exchange_coverage_no_restrictions
State.exchange_coverage_no_restrictions boolean

If true the state has not restricted abortion coverage in ACA plans. Except in a few states that have required abortion coverage, a lack of restrictions does not mean that every plan offered in the Exchange will include abortion coverage. Exchange plans refer to health plans offered in the state's Health Care Exchange that was established under the federal Affordable Care Act. The federal ACA law included a provision that encouraged states to adopt abortion coverage restrictions.

exchange_exception_fetal
State.exchange_exception_fetal string

If true then, despite other restrictions, the state allows exchange insurance coverage for cases when the fetus has a lethal fetal anomaly. Exchange plans refer to health plans offered in the state's Health Care Exchange that was established under the federal Affordable Care Act. The federal ACA law included a provision that encouraged states to adopt abortion coverage restrictions.

exchange_exception_rape_or_incest
State.exchange_exception_rape_or_incest boolean

If true then, despite other restrictions, the state allows exchange insurance coverage for cases of rape or incest. Exchange plans refer to health plans offered in the state's Health Care Exchange that was established under the federal Affordable Care Act. The federal ACA law included a provision that encouraged states to adopt abortion coverage restrictions.

exchange_forbids_coverage
State.exchange_forbids_coverage boolean

If true, then the state prohibits any and all exchange insurance coverage for abortion. Exchange plans refer to health plans offered in the state's Health Care Exchange that was established under the federal Affordable Care Act. The federal ACA law included a provision that encouraged states to adopt abortion coverage restrictions.

medicaid_coverage_provider_patient_decision
State.medicaid_coverage_provider_patient_decision boolean

If true, the state has a policy in place to use Medicaid funds to pay for abortion, most of these states require coverage for "medically necessary" abortion. This is a vaguely-defined criterion usually based on a decision between a pregnant person and their medical provider and can include circumstances beyond physical health, such as mental or emotional health or familial situations. Medicaid is a federal-state insurance program. Based on the Hyde amendment, states are required to use Medicaid funds to pay for abortion in cases of rape, of incest, or when the pregnant person's life is endangered; these are also the only circumstances in which federal Medicaid funds may be used to pay for abortion. Most states limit abortion coverage just to the Hyde amendment, though some states offer additional coverage (for example, when the pregnant person's health is at risk).

medicaid_exception_life
State.medicaid_exception_life boolean

If true, then the state allows Medicaid insurance coverage for cases where abortion is necessary to save the pregnant person's life (this is required by the Hyde amendment).

medicaid_exception_health
State.medicaid_exception_health string

If true, then the state allows Medicaid insurance coverage for cases when the pregnant person's physical health is endangered.

medicaid_exception_fetal
State.medicaid_exception_fetal string

If true, then the state allows Medicaid insurance coverage for cases when the fetus has a serious or lethal fetal anomaly

medicaid_exception_rape_or_incest
State.medicaid_exception_rape_or_incest boolean

If true, then the state allows Medicaid insurance coverage for cases of rape or incest (this is required by the Hyde amendment)

Last Updated
State.Last Updated string

Last Updated

Get Minors Info by State

Retrieves the abortion restrictions that specifically target minors.

Parameters

Name Key Required Type Description
State Name
state True string

Select the state you want to view the minors info for.

Returns

Name Path Type Description
parents_required
State.parents_required integer

If 1, one parent must be notified. If 2, both parents must be notified. If null, there are no restrictions on minors' abortions currently being enforced. Many, but not all, states have extended the definition of "parent" to include other adult guardians. If parents meeting the state's definition cannot be located, a minor would often need to secure a judicial bypass.

below_age
State.below_age integer

The age below which restrictions apply. For the most part, these restrictions apply to minors under the age of 18. There are a few exceptions, however. If this field is null, there are no restrictions on minors' abortions currently being enforced.

parental_consent_required
State.parental_consent_required boolean

Parental consent means that a parent or parents must give permission for the minor to have an abortion. Some states require both consent and notification through separate laws.

parental_notification_required
State.parental_notification_required boolean

Parental notification means that a parent or parents must be told beforehand of the minor's decision to have an abortion. Some states require notification 48 hours before, some require notification 24 hours before, and some just require "before".

judicial_bypass_available
State.judicial_bypass_available boolean

This indicates whether a judge can excuse a minor from the required parental consent and/or notification. This is available in most states with restrictions, and in some you can be excused by a doctor.

allows_minor_to_consent
State.allows_minor_to_consent boolean

This tell whether a state explicitly grants a minor the ability to consent to an abortion (through the law) or implicitly allows a minor to consent (because no law expressly requires parental involvement or because a parental involvement law was struck down in the courts).This tells whether the state

Get Minors Info by Zip

Retrieves the abortion restrictions that specifically target minors.

Parameters

Name Key Required Type Description
Zip Code
zip code True string

Enter the 6 digit zip code you want to view the minors info for.

Returns

Name Path Type Description
parents_required
State.parents_required integer

If 1, one parent must be notified. If 2, both parents must be notified. If null, there are no restrictions on minors' abortions currently being enforced. Many, but not all, states have extended the definition of "parent" to include other adult guardians. If parents meeting the state's definition cannot be located, a minor would often need to secure a judicial bypass.

below_age
State.below_age integer

The age below which restrictions apply. For the most part, these restrictions apply to minors under the age of 18. There are a few exceptions, however. If this field is null, there are no restrictions on minors' abortions currently being enforced.

parental_consent_required
State.parental_consent_required boolean

Parental consent means that a parent or parents must give permission for the minor to have an abortion. Some states require both consent and notification through separate laws.

parental_notification_required
State.parental_notification_required boolean

Parental notification means that a parent or parents must be told beforehand of the minor's decision to have an abortion. Some states require notification 48 hours before, some require notification 24 hours before, and some just require "before".

judicial_bypass_available
State.judicial_bypass_available boolean

This indicates whether a judge can excuse a minor from the required parental consent and/or notification. This is available in most states with restrictions, and in some you can be excused by a doctor.

allows_minor_to_consent
State.allows_minor_to_consent boolean

This tell whether a state explicitly grants a minor the ability to consent to an abortion (through the law) or implicitly allows a minor to consent (because no law expressly requires parental involvement or because a parental involvement law was struck down in the courts).This tells whether the state

Get Waiting Periods Info by State

Retrieves the abortion restrictions related to time periods that people must wait between receiving abortion counseling and getting abortion care.

Parameters

Name Key Required Type Description
State Name
state True string

Select the state you want to view the waiting periods for.

Returns

Name Path Type Description
waiting_period_hours
State.waiting_period_hours integer

The number of hours someone must wait between receiving state mandated abortion counseling and obtaining an abortion. If null, no waiting period is in effect.Note that all states waive mandatory waiting period requirements in a medical emergency or when the woman's life or health is threatened.

counseling_visits
State.counseling_visits integer

Two separate conditions: 1 = Counseling required by the state 2 = Abortion counseling or ultrasound must be obtained at the facility before the waiting period begins, requiring two trips to the clinic

exception_health
State.exception_health string

If non-null, counseling requirement can be waived under certain conditions, described by the text field.

waiting_period_notes
State.waiting_period_notes string

There are some sufficiently weird policies around waiting periods that it seemed useful to just add in notes about them.

counseling_waived_condition
State.counseling_waived_condition string

Conditions on which counseling can be waived.

Last Updated
State.Last Updated string

Last Updated

Get Waiting Periods Info by Zip

Retrieves the abortion restrictions related to time periods that people must wait between receiving abortion counseling and getting abortion care.

Parameters

Name Key Required Type Description
Zip Code
zip code True string

Enter the 6 digit zip code you want to view the waiting period for.

Returns

Name Path Type Description
waiting_period_hours
State.waiting_period_hours integer

The number of hours someone must wait between receiving state mandated abortion counseling and obtaining an abortion. If null, no waiting period is in effect.Note that all states waive mandatory waiting period requirements in a medical emergency or when the woman's life or health is threatened.

counseling_visits
State.counseling_visits integer

Two separate conditions: 1 = Counseling required by the state 2 = Abortion counseling or ultrasound must be obtained at the facility before the waiting period begins, requiring two trips to the clinic

exception_health
State.exception_health string

If non-null, counseling requirement can be waived under certain conditions, described by the text field.

waiting_period_notes
State.waiting_period_notes string

There are some sufficiently weird policies around waiting periods that it seemed useful to just add in notes about them.

counseling_waived_condition
State.counseling_waived_condition string

Conditions on which counseling can be waived.

Last Updated
State.Last Updated string

Last Updated