Multiple States Ban Abortion after SCOTUS Overturns Roe v Wade

Multiple states have moved to ban abortions immediately after the Unites States Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade on Friday.

As Slay News reported earlier, the SCOTUS officially overturned the landmark ruling and eliminated the “constitutional right” to an abortion.

The ruling gives individual states the power to allow, limit, or ban abortion altogether.

“First, 13 states with ‘trigger bans,’ designed to take effect as soon as Roe is overturned, will ban abortion within 30 days,” The Washington Post reported.

“Several other states where recent antiabortion legislation has been blocked by the courts are expected to act next, with lawmakers moving to activate their dormant legislation.

“A handful of states also have pre-Roe abortion bans that could be brought back to life.”

States with “trigger bans” include:

  • Idaho
  • Utah
  • Wyoming
  • North Dakota
  • South Dakota
  • Texas
  • Missouri
  • Oklahoma
  • Arkansas
  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi
  • Tennessee
  • Kentucky.

Another five states, that do not have “trigger bans” but have passed laws going after abortion that courts have struck down, include:

  • Alabama
  • Georgia
  • South Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Iowa

The Post notes that those laws could now easily go into effect with Roe v. Wade being overturned.

“While Indiana has not passed a strict abortion ban, the Republican-led state could go into special session this summer to crack down on the procedure,” the Post added.

“Meanwhile, West Virginia, another Republican-led state, never repealed its pre-Roe abortion ban, and recently added a constitutional amendment specifying that West Virginians do not have a right to abortion.”

Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin (R) will reportedly seek a ban on abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy.

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By Frank Bergman

Frank Bergman is a political/economic journalist living on the east coast. Aside from news reporting, Bergman also conducts interviews with researchers and material experts and investigates influential individuals and organizations in the sociopolitical world.

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