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If "Roe v Wade" falls, more than half of states expected to ban or restrict abortion

May 04, 2022 View Original Article
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61% :Anti-abortion lawmakers and activists have vowed to go further than state-level bans, including barring women from traveling out of state for abortions.
51% : If the court's conservative majority affirms the draft decision, abortion would be expressly protected in 15 states and Washington, D.C.
47% : The Guttmacher Institute, a research organization that supports abortion rights, has identified an additional dozen states likely to restrict or ban abortion without Roe.
45% : "Before abortion was legal, women went through extreme means, often risking their life and fertility to get abortions.
45% : In a recent letter to congressional Republican leaders, anti-abortion groups noted the historic moment within their grasp.
43% : "We want to continue to remind people that if they need abortion care today, that abortion is still legal and accessible to them, and don't want people to get so confused by the headlines that they are not able to access the care they need immediately," she said.
41% : A Supreme Court ruling reversing a woman's right under privacy protections to terminate her pregnancy would sharply split the country into states that staunchly support abortion rights and states that are staunchly anti-abortion.
41% :On the other side of the spectrum, 26 states are certain or likely to ban or severely restrict abortion without Roe, according to the Guttmacher Institute.
40% : He added that "the Constitution makes no reference to abortion, and no such right is implicitly protected by any constitutional provision, including the one on which the defenders of Roe and Casey now chiefly rely," referring to the 14th Amendment.
39% : Long before the Supreme Court heard challenges to Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey, seminal decisions that affirmed a federally protected right to abortion, conservative lawmakers in 14 states had crafted so-called trigger laws that would automatically go into effect in the event a nationwide right to abortion were struck down, according to a KFF analysis.
39% : Gov. Gavin Newsom and other Democratic lawmakers in California, which already guarantees the right to abortion through state law and court decisions, aim to put a constitutional amendment before voters in November that would enshrine the right to abortion.
35% : If abortion is criminalized across the U.S., "it will not stop women from having abortions," she added.
27% : "It is time to heed the Constitution and return the issue of abortion to the people's elected representatives," wrote Alito.
26% : Under a law passed last year by the Republican-led legislature and signed by Gov. Greg Abbott, Texas would criminalize abortion, except in cases in which the mother is facing death or severe impairment, 30 days after a Supreme Court ruling that strikes down Roe.
23% : Gov. Brian Kemp vowed that if the Supreme Court's leaked ruling becomes final, he would lead efforts to criminalize abortion.
23% : "We are seeing countries like Mexico, Argentina, and Ireland that have historically criminalized abortion now make abortion available to people in their countries," said Alina Salganicoff, director of women's health policy at KFF.

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