Map Shows 23 States Where Abortion Will Be Illegal Immediately

Posted May 3, 2022 by with 12 comments

While horrifying in all the red states, the one that stands out the most to me is Florida (of course), given that it’s the furthest away from any blue state where abortions are legal. If you’re there, you’re essentially trapped, and with such a massive population (including so many women living in poverty in the state), this is going to be a humanitarian disaster, thanks to the Republicans. Via NBC:

An NBC News analysis of Center for Reproductive Rights data shows that 23 states would institute bans, with “trigger laws” on the books in 13 of those states. A second abortion-rights advocacy group, the Guttmacher Institute, counted 26 states considered certain or likely to ban abortion, ​​based on laws passed before and after Roe in the event it was overturned.

Some states, like Michigan and Wisconsin, have anti-abortion laws that predate Roe, while 13 states, including Arkansas, North Dakota and Ohio have laws in place that would go into effect soon after Roe is overruled.

In Florida, for example, a 15-week abortion ban is set to take effect in July. And in Indiana, the Legislature has enacted dozens of restrictions and bans related to abortion over the past decade.

[NBC: Map: 23 states would ban abortion in a post-Roe America]

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