The 26 states where abortion is likely to become illegal if SCOTUS overturns Roe vs. Wade after a leaked draft opinion showed a majority of judges support the move
More than half of all US states have some form of abortion ban, likely to come into effect after Roe v Wade was overturned by the United States supreme court.
According to the reproductive rights group, the Guttmacher Institute, they do exist 26 states likely to make abortion illegal after Supreme Court overturns landmark 1973 ruling
Eighteen have existing abortion bans previously ruled unconstitutional, four have temporary bans and four are likely to pass legislation once Roe v Wade is repealed, the organization found.
The 18 states that already have a near-total abortion ban are Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, and Wisconsin Wyoming.
In addition, Georgia, Iowa, Ohio and South Carolina have laws prohibiting abortions after the six-week mark.
Florida, Indiana, Montana and Nebraska are likely to pass legislation if Roe v Wade is repealed, the Guttmacher Institute said.
The bans of Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, West Virginia, and Wisconsin all have pre-Roe v Wade statutes that became unenforceable after the Supreme Court’s 1973 decision — the would now set the federal precedent established in Roe was overturned.
Arkansas, Oklahoma, Mississippi and Texas have additional bans that will take effect if the law is repealed. These were handed over to Roe v Wade.
Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah and Wyoming join them in passing such laws.
The states that restrict abortions based on the length of a patient’s pregnancy are Arkansas, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, North Dakota and Ohio.
There are four states that have laws that state abortion is not a constitutionally protected right: Alabama, Louisiana, Texas and West Virginia.