States That Have Outlawed Abortion

In 1973, Roe v. Wade established a woman’s constitutional right to have an abortion. On Friday, the United States Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in a 6-3 decision, giving states the ability to establish their abortion laws and restrictions unless acted upon by Congress.

Since the announcement, the nation has witnessed demonstrations both in favor of the decision and against it. The weekend was packed with protests by devastated individuals and will likely continue in the weeks to come.

Several states have moved quickly since the decision, and many will follow suit. Amid constant changes, here is where the states currently stand with their respective abortion statuses.

Abortion is now banned in Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Utah. Many of these states had so-called ‘trigger laws’ in place that would immediately ban abortion after the overturn of Roe v. Wade.

Quickly joining this list will be Idaho, North Dakota, Tennessee, and Texas. In Idaho, Texas, and Tennessee, trigger laws are in place that will make abortion illegal 30 days after the overturning of Roe v. Wade.

Later this year, we will likely see abortion bans in Arizona, Wyoming, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Indiana, South Carolina, and West Virginia. States with no current laws in place or limited clarity moving forward include Michigan, Nebraska, New Mexico, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

While many states have banned abortion or plan on doing so, some states have protected the right to an abortion by state or constitutional law. These states include Alaska, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington.


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