Supreme Court by Roe v. Wade. States prepare to ban abortion after overturning
Supreme Court’s landmark Roe v. Wade’s decision is almost immediately set to remake what abortion access looks like in America, with nearly half of the states on track to ban outright or severely limit the procedure.
According to the Guttmacher Institute, a leading reproductive rights advocacy group, 22 states already had laws or constitutional amendments that could be used quickly to try to ban abortions as a result of the decision.
Laws that included restrictions on abortion had already preceded the Supreme Court in several states with a 1973 decision in Row that ruled that abortion was a constitutional right.
Other states have so-called trigger laws that would ban abortion if the row was overturned by the High Court.
And a dozen states will ban abortion after six weeks, which abortion-rights advocates argue is effectively a ban on the procedure, as most people are unaware they are pregnant by that time.