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Here are the states that are ready to ban abortion

May 05, 2022 View Original Article
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    -12% Somewhat Liberal

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    98% Extremely Conservative

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    1% Positive

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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

49% : "We can't trust SCOTUS to protect the right to abortion, so we'll do it ourselves," Newsom tweeted, alongside the official announcement.
48% : North Dakota's trigger law, for example, specifies only that the "act becomes effective on the date the legislative council approves by motion the recommendation of the attorney general ... that it is reasonably probable that this act [banning abortion] would be upheld as constitutional."
47% : According to the Guttmacher Institute, 16 states plus the District of Columbia protect the right to abortion through legislation or within their state constitutions.
46% : While many states have taken steps to limit access to abortion, others have codified Roe or are working to do so now.
42% : The South Dakota law is "effective on the date that the states are recognized by the U.S. Supreme Court to have the authority to prohibit abortion at all stages of pregnancy," while the Mississippi statute takes effect 10 days after the state's attorney general confirms in writing that the Supreme Court has overturned the ruling.
42% : A number of conservative states are also likely to take action on abortion in the absence of Roe v. Wade, even if they don't have laws already poised to take effect.
41% : But a leaked draft opinion indicated that the court no longer sees Roe v. Wade as settled law; when it's gutted, it will be up to the states to regulate abortion.
41% : Several states are already poised to immediately put abortion bans into effect with "trigger laws" contingent on Roe v. Wade, while others have independently protected the right to abortion and codify Roe through their own state legislatures and constitutions.
39% : "The state has a law that cannot be enforced, but it basically says something like, 'The state intends to ban abortion to the extent allowed by the U.S. Supreme Court.'
38% : As of now, 13 states are already prepared with trigger laws that will automatically ban abortion if Roe v. Wade is overturned: Arkansas, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennesses, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming.
38% : Indeed, liberal lawmakers have ramped up their efforts to protect abortion in the wake of the recent Republican attacks and the Supreme Court opinion leak.
33% : Oklahoma's law, for instance, would punish anyone who performs or attempts to perform abortion with up to 10 years in prison and a maximum $100,000 fine -- with no exceptions for cases of rape or incest.
26% :"Either an overturning or an undercutting of Roe would mean that states have much more leeway in enacting restrictions on abortion to the extent that it could even make abortion virtually impossible to get," Elizabeth Nash, senior state issues manager at the Guttmacher Institute, told Mic in 2018.

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