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The 26 states where abortion is likely to become illegal if SCOTUS overthrows Roe vs Wade after leaked draft opinion showed majority of judges supported the move
More than half of all US states have some sort of abortion ban that is likely to come into effect now that Roe v Wade has been overturned by the United States Supreme Court.
According to the pro-reproductive rights group The Guttmacher Institute, there are: 26 states likely to make abortions illegal after the Supreme Court overturned the landmark 1973 ruling.
18 have existing abortion bans previously declared unconstitutional, four have time limit bans and four are likely to pass laws once Roe v Wade is quashed, the organization found.
The 18 states that already have near-total abortion bans are Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
In addition, Georgia, Iowa, Ohio and South Carolina all have laws banning abortions after six weeks.
Florida, Indiana, Montana and Nebraska are likely to approve the bills if Roe v Wade is destroyed, according to the Guttmacher Institute.
The prohibitions in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, West Virginia, and Wisconsin all have pre-Roe v Wade laws that became unenforceable after the 1973 Supreme Court decision — which was now set to take effect if the federal legal precedent established in Roe is overturned.
Arkansas, Oklahoma, Mississippi and Texas have additional bans that will take effect if the law is overturned. These were passed after Roe v Wade.
They are joined by Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah and Wyoming, in passing such laws.
The states that will restrict abortions based on the time a patient is pregnant are Arkansas, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, North Dakota, and Ohio.
There are four states that have laws that state abortion is not a constitutionally protected right: Alabama, Louisiana, Texas, and West Virginia.