Abortion will soon be banned in these states

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Abortion will soon be banned in these states

In the United States, states now decide whether abortion is legal. Blick outlines which states will ban abortion, which are still undecided, and where it will be allowed.

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The Supreme Justices of the United States (the Supreme Court in the background) have decided: Automatic abortion is no longer allowed in the United States.

Following the United States Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the court’s decision in Roe v. Wade, US states now decide whether or not to allow abortions. Until now, it was allowed everywhere, but that will change very quickly. Missouri has already passed a law that bans all abortions, including those after rape. Twelve more states will implement so-called “trigger bans” in the coming days, banning abortions – some outright, like Missouri, others making exceptions.

Several other states, where anti-abortion laws have recently been blocked by the courts, should also take further action and enforce their previously outdated laws. A handful of states also have pre-cry abortion restrictions that could be reinstated.

The “Washington Post” has written a summary article on which states will react to the US Supreme Court’s blunder and how. Blick translated it.

The abortion ban will go into effect in the next 30 days (13 states):

  • Arkansas (trigger ban will go into effect after the state attorney general upholds the court’s decision)
  • Idaho (trigger ban effective 30 days after Rowe vs. Wade switch)
  • Kentucky (triggered ban effective immediately)
  • Trigger ban in Louisiana, effective immediately)
  • Mississippi (triggered ban that will go into effect in a few days. Attorney General must first certify court decision)
  • Missouri (trigger ban that will go into effect in a few days. Attorney General must first certify court decision)
  • North Dakota (triggering restrictions apply within 30 days of Attorney General certification by Parliament)
  • Oklahoma (total ban on abortion is already in effect. Also a trigger ban)
  • South Dakota (triggered ban effective immediately)
  • Tennessee (trigger ban effective 30 days after Rowe vs. Wade switch)
  • Texas (a partial ban is already in effect and a trigger ban takes effect 30 days after the Roe v. Wade swing)
  • Utah (trigger restrictions that will go into effect in a few days. Lawmakers must check the court’s decision first)
  • Wyoming (trigger restrictions that take effect within 30 days. Governor must first verify court ruling)

In five states without trigger laws — Alabama, Georgia, Iowa, Ohio and South Carolina — courts have blocked or struck down recent laws that ban all or most abortions. After the Supreme Court’s decision, these laws should come into force within a few weeks or months.

Opponents and supporters demonstrated outside the Supreme Court

After the decision to abort: Opponents and supporters demonstrated outside the Supreme Court,00:35,

States likely to implement abortion restrictions within weeks or months (7 states):

  • Alabama (has a total ban on abortion by 2019 which is likely to be implemented and a ban on old ranks which may be reinstated)
  • Georgia (six-week ban pending in court since 2019 and likely to come into effect)
  • Indiana (the Republican governor has expressed interest in passing new anti-abortion laws)
  • Iowa (a six-week ban declared unconstitutional in 2018 but can be reinstated. The state has a Republican governor and a Republican-led legislature)
  • Ohio (the six-week ban is stuck in court and likely to be enforced)
  • South Carolina (the six-week ban is stuck in court and likely to be enforced)
  • West Virginia (there is an ex-cry abortion ban that can be reinstated and a constitutional amendment declaring that residents of the state do not have the right to an abortion)

It’s not yet clear in various states how the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision will affect the law:

States where the future of abortion rights is still uncertain (10 States)

  • Arizona (There is an East-Roe vs. Wade abortion ban that likely won’t go into effect. The Republican governor said the state’s 15-week ban, passed earlier this year, would remove the ‘previous ban)
  • Florida (a 15-week ban passed earlier this year, but the Republican governor and Republican-led legislature may demand further restrictions in a special session)
  • Kansas (will hold a statewide referendum in August on an amendment that would repeal abortion protections recognized in a Supreme Court ruling)
  • Michigan (has an abortion ban for ex-roes that has been temporarily blocked by the courts. The Democratic governor and attorney general, who have said they will not enforce the ban, are both re-elected this year.
  • Montana (Abortion protection is enshrined in the state constitution. However, a Republican governor and a Republican-controlled legislature can seek an abortion ban.)
  • Nebraska (the Republican governor has expressed interest in calling a special session to pass the new anti-abortion law, but a recent House vote to ban it failed)
  • North Carolina (Republican-controlled legislature may demand new anti-abortion legislation. Democratic governors, who have vetoed abortion laws in the past, are up for re-election in 2024)
  • Pennsylvania (The Republican-led legislature may try to pass new anti-abortion laws. Democratic governors, who have vetoed abortion laws in the past, are up for re-election this year)
  • Virginia (no explicit abortion protections, but abortion will likely remain legal when Democrats take control of the state Senate in 2023)
  • Wisconsin (there is an old abortion rule that the Democratic Governor and Attorney General refuse to enforce)

There are also a number of states, particularly on both coasts, that have enacted laws that specifically protect the right to abortion. Your views are unlikely to change after the Supreme Court decision.

States where abortion is likely to remain legal (21):

  • Alaska (has laws that allow abortions)
  • Colorado (there are laws that allow abortion)
  • Connecticut (there are laws that allow abortion)
  • Delaware (has laws that allow abortions)
  • Hawaii (has laws that allow abortions)
  • Illinois (there are laws that allow abortion)
  • California (there are laws that allow abortion)
  • Maine (there are laws that allow abortion)
  • Maryland (has laws that allow abortions)
  • Massachusetts (there are laws that allow abortion)
  • Minnesota (there are laws that allow abortion)
  • New Hampshire (no law, but Republican governor said abortion would be safe and legal)
  • New Jersey (has laws that allow abortions)
  • New Mexico (no specific laws, but potential abortion will remain legal)
  • Nevada (has laws that allow abortions)
  • New York (there are laws that allow abortion)
  • Rhode Island (has laws that allow abortions)
  • Oregon (there are laws that allow abortion)
  • Vermont (has laws that allow abortions)
  • Washington (there are laws that allow abortions)
  • Washington DC (there are laws that allow abortions)

Biden’s comment on the verdict: “A sad day for the court and the country”,00:27,

Nancy Pelosi’s response: “American women have less freedom than their mothers”,00:49,

(VOF)

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