Alabama—Pre-Roe ban, Near-total ban, State constitution bars protection
Arkansas—Pre-Roe ban, Trigger ban, Near-total ban
Idaho—Trigger ban, Six-week ban
Kentucky—Trigger ban, Six-week ban
Louisiana—Trigger ban, Near-total ban, Six-week ban, State constitution bars protection
Mississippi—Pre-Roe ban, Trigger ban, Six-week ban
Missouri—Trigger ban, Eight-week ban
North Dakota—Trigger ban, Six-week ban
Oklahoma—Pre-Roe ban, Trigger ban (effective November 1, 2021), Near-total ban, Six-week ban
South Carolina—Six-week ban
South Dakota—Trigger ban
Tennessee—Trigger ban, Six-week ban, State constitution bars protection
Texas—Pre-Roe ban, Trigger ban, Six-week ban
Utah—Trigger ban, Near-total ban
West Virginia—Pre-Roe ban, State constitution bars protection
Florida—In 2021, the state legislature attempted to ban abortion at 20 weeks of pregnancy and an effort to adopt a Texas-style six-week ban has already been publicized.
Indiana—In the past decade, the legislature has enacted 55 abortion restrictions and bans, paving the way for a comprehensive ban.
Montana—For the first time in nearly a decade, new abortion restrictions were enacted in 2021, including restrictions on medication abortion and abortion at 20 weeks of pregnancy. (These restrictions currently cannot be enforced due to a court order.)
Nebraska—Although not one of the most prolific states on enacting abortion restrictions, it was the first to adopt a 22-week ban (in 2010), and in 2020, enacted a ban on the standard method for abortion after 15 weeks.
Wyoming—In 2021, new restrictions on abortion were enacted and a six-week abortion ban was seriously considered by the legislature.
So yeahh. Of course if you can just simply move out of any of these states, by all means go for it.
oh Whats that? You’re too poor or can't afford a plan to go out of state to get an abortion? Well according to these states “tough shit.”
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Thanks for sharing this list. I have absolutely no scientific research, but in my personal experience it seems teenage pregnancies are more common in Southern states. What's unfortunate is that some of these states also have underperforming/unavailable social welfare programs overall. Meaning that those who are put up to have a child are not even going to be helped. It's so sad when you actually see this. So many people are suffering financially, and how is it any good to be born into poverty because there wasn't any choice? It really says a lot about these states where the minimum wage so happens to be unlivable, there aren't as many social programs out there, there is less an emphasis on formal education, and struggling people are overall treated like shit.
How is this fair? I may be a filthy "liberal" to suggest that this is no way to treat citizens, but so be it.
Again, I have no "science" behind these statements; they are pure observations on what I have seen in real life.
It's hard to believe. Roe v Wade was decided upon decades ago. Why is the Supreme Court even thinking about whether to repeal this decision to individual states. I legitimately don't get it
cause this is what conservatives have wanted since then. and they managed to stack the court during trump's presidency. no thanks to Hilary for being a shitty democratic candidate. and also Ruth Bader Ginsburg for refusing to step down while obama was still president.
Yeah I can't argue with that.
It's just so sad to me. We have the knowledge and ability to carry about safe medical procedures. No one is forced to do it. It is there as a choice for people's freedoms and sense of self to be actualized.
I live in a community where the average salary is under poverty levels. I'm telling you, I see people in less than ideal situations every day. The town I live in also has a drug and alcohol problem, probably partially having to do with the duress of poverty. It would be a less than ideal situation to become parents. Did you know that environmental/mental stress affects the fetus?
I am glad someone leaked these docs. It's always going to be a controversial subject, but hopefully Supreme Court will see what the consequences are.