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Where Abortion ‘trigger Laws’ And Other Restrictions Stand After The Supreme Court Overturned Roe V. Wade

Where Abortion ‘trigger Laws’ And Other Restrictions Stand After The Supreme Court Overturned Roe V. Wade

(CNN) — The Supreme Court’s majority decision overturning Roe v. Wade has led states to implement their own abortion policies. The ruling has already resulted in a patchwork system across the country — as was anticipated — in which access to the procedure is, for many people, determined largely by whether a state is controlled by Republicans or Democrats.

So-called trigger laws — bans designed to take effect with the overturning of Roe v. Wade — are enforceable in some states following the US Supreme Court’s ruling, while in others, the bans await official action.

Here’s where abortion “trigger laws” and other restrictive laws stand in a number of states:

Gone into effect or will soon

Restrictive abortion laws are in effect in at least four states after the court handed down its ruling: Arkansas, MissouriSouth Dakota and Wisconsin.

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In Wisconsin, the Republican-controlled state legislature declined on June 22 to repeal an 1849 state law banning abortion during a special session called by Democratic Gov. Tony Evers — allowing it to take effect again after the high court overturned Roe.

And in Mississippi, the trigger law was certified on Monday by Republican Attorney General Lynn Fitch, according to a statement from her office. Mississippi law states that within 10 days of the state attorney general confirming Roe has been overturned, abortions are prohibited in the state. Limited exceptions are provided in cases of rape or when the procedure would preserve the pregnant person’s life. The state passed a separate 15-week abortion ban in 2018, which was the law at the center of the case the Supreme Court ruled on last month.

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Awaiting state action

In Wyoming, the state’s “trigger law” takes effect five days after the…

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