By Annika Lilja
On Friday, June 24th, Roe V. Wade was overturned by the US Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision, meaning that the constitutional right to abortion no longer exists. This ruling does not make abortion illegal nationwide, instead it means that each state will set their own rules on abortion, which could include banning the procedure or enacting restrictions.
The landmark case Roe V. Wade was enacted in 1973 and protected the constitutional right to abortion for almost 50 years. With Roe being overturned it will make getting an abortion immensely difficult for many.
It will now fall on every state to make a decision about abortion. Some states will ban the procedure and some will enact heavy restrictions, mostly dependent on when you can get an abortion/how far along in pregnancy the patient can be, and also for what reason a person can get an abortion.
There are 13 states with “trigger bans,” or "trigger laws," which were designed to take effect if Roe V. Wade was struck down, that will make abortion illegal within 30 days in said states (more information in images below).
Please go to the following link (Politico) for more in depth information on the map above: https://www.politico.com/news/2022/06/24/abortion-laws-by-state-roe-v-wade-00037695
Below is a projection posted by the Washington Post addressing what is likely to come (and has already happened) in regards to abortion in all fifty states
Please visit the following link (The Washington Post) for more information on the image above: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/06/24/abortion-state-laws-criminalization-roe/
The best way to have your voice heard on this matter is to vote if you are able to do so in the upcoming election this November.