12 States Ban Abortion if Roe Is Overturned

12 States Ban Abortion if Roe Is Overturned

  • Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization is a case that could lead to the repeal of Roe v. Wade.
  • Roe v. Wade protects the right of a person to have an abortion, but with limited government intervention.
  • Twelve states have prepared bills to ban abortions. Roe v. Wade has been overturned.

It was almost 50 years ago that the Supreme Court authorized abortion nationwide in Roev. Wade. ongoing national debateConcerning the rights to abortion 

That debate will be held before the court’s 6-3 conservative majority. It will determine whether to keep the 1973 landmark ruling intact or repeal it.

Abortion is legal in the United States up to 24 weeks after conception. This is the time when a fetus is capable of living outside the womb. viability.

If the Supreme Court decides against abortion rights in this case, twelve states, including Mississippi, will outlaw abortion through “trigger”LawsThis would take effect immediately.

Wednesday’s arguments concern a 2018 Mississippi lawThis bans abortions within 15 weeks of pregnancy. The statute makes no exceptions for incest and rape. Only medical emergencies or severe fetal abnormalities are allowed.

Mississippi’s only abortion clinic, Jackson Women’s Health Organization sued the state over the law. Lower courts prevented it from becoming effective. However, Thomas Dobbs (Mississippi Department of Health) appealed the decision to the Supreme Court. They agreed to hear the case in May. 

The justices will consider a fundamental question: are state laws prohibiting pre-viability abortions constitutional? Dobbs, v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization will be decided by the end of June.

This case is the most important abortion case in 30 years. Planned Parenthood, v. Casey was the last similar case. It upheld Roe and ruled that states can not impose abortion. “undue burden”Information about abortion rights

Many red states have been working together to undermine Roe in recent years. You can find more information atdvancing laws aimed at prohibiting abortion at an earlier stage than viability. All have failed to take effect, besides in Texas, where a unique ban on abortion after just six weeks of pregnancy stands because it calls on private citizens, rather than state officials, to enforce the law.

Here’s a list of 12 states that have laws which will make abortion illegal in the event Roe falls.



Mississippi passed its trigger legislation In 2007With an exception in medical emergencies where the mother’s health is at risk 

However, rape is also exempted from the law. “if a formal charge of rape has been filed with an appropriate law enforcement official,”According to the bill’s texts.


In June, Governor. Greg Abbott signed a bill to All abortions must be bannedIn the state if Roe V. Wade is overturned. Abortions are currently banned after six weeks.

Texas could sentence a doctor who provides abortions to life imprisonment or a $10,000 fine if they violate the trigger law.


In March 2020 legislators passed Bill 1385The aforementioned trigger law bans all abortions except in cases of rape and incest.

Roe v. Wade could be overturned and the law put into effect. Doctors who perform abortions may face a sentence Between two and five years in prisonThe bill states:


Arkansas lawmakers passed a ban on abortions. Seit Februar 2019.

If the law is passed, it will prohibit all abortions other than those necessary for a medical emergency.


In February 2019, lawmakers approved House Bill 148 is a trigger ban.

Any doctor who performs an abortion can be sentenced to up to five years imprisonment if the legislation becomes effective. Only medical emergencies that result in the death of a patient would be exempted from this law.


Louisiana has been home to a trigger lawIn place Since 2017. Roe V. Wade would be overturned. This law would ban all abortions in the State.


In May 2019, legislators Passed HB 126. Both bills were proposed to After eight weeks, ban abortionsExcept in cases of rape and incest, all pregnancy is prohibited. Roe v. Wade will be overturned. Medical emergencies would be the only exception.

Although a judge prevented the eight-week ban in August 2019 from being put into effect, state legislators They say they are hopefulTheir bills will be effective at a later time.

North Dakota

Since 2007, North Dakota has had a law that bans abortion. Also known as HB 1466.

If the law is adopted, the only exceptions to the ban on abortion would be medical emergencies, incest, and rape.


Gov. Kevin Stitt approved a bill authorizing the use of a Ban abortionApril 2021

Medical emergencies are exempted from this rule, however. Do not rape, incest or force anyone to do so.

South Dakota

South Dakota’s abortion ban has been triggered Since 2005There are no exceptions to this law for medical emergencies that have been enacted.


Texas legislators passed a trigger ban that excludes rape and incest. April 2019,.

If the law goes into effect doctors who perform abortions may be subject to criminal prosecution You were charged with a felony.


In March 2020, Utah lawmakers A trigger ban was passedOn abortion with There are exceptionsFor rape, incest and medical emergencies

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