Idaho attorney general says abortion ban likely to take effect in late August after SCOTUS decision – Idaho Capital Sun

In a 6-3 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court has voted to overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that determined a person’s constitutional right to seek an abortion, a move that will make abortion illegal in nearly all cases in 13 states, including Idaho, Utah and Wyoming. The decision follows a report in early May … Read more

‘Trigger Law’ States Are Flying Blind Without Biden’s Guidance – The Daily Beast

Months after the White House promised an “all-of-government approach” to address the looming end of nationwide abortion access, providers, patients, and prosecutors across the country are still waiting for federal guidance on whether the procedure will soon be a crime in their own state. Legal experts and abortion-rights advocates have been sounding the alarm for … Read more

What are abortion trigger laws? – Mic

Conservatives’ anti-abortion movement has relied on a number of strategies. While the overturn of Roe v. Wade is chief among them, trigger laws provide the backing to make such an event immediately concerning. As the Supreme Court prepares to deliver a decision that will likely overturn Roe, you’ve probably seen the phrase “trigger laws” come … Read more

What Triggers the ‘Trigger Laws’ That Could Ban Abortions? – People | HowStuffWorks

The Supreme Court‘s leaked draft opinion on abortion rights dramatically declares that “the authority to regulate abortion must be returned to the people and their elected representatives.” A number of states have already made their choice in case that happens, either protecting the right to abortion or significantly restricting abortion under most circumstances. Some states … Read more

What Triggers the ‘Trigger Laws’ That Could Ban Abortion? – UVA Today

Missouri’s law is a slight modification of this approach, requiring a declaration by the state attorney general, a gubernatorial proclamation, or a resolution from both houses of the state legislature that Roe has been overruled or a constitutional amendment has taken effect. Wyoming’s law is triggered upon the governor’s certification that Roe has been overruled … Read more

13 States Have Abortion Trigger Bans—Here’s What Happens When Roe Is Overturned – Guttmacher Institute

Of those 26 states, 13 have laws in place that are designed to be “triggered” and take effect automatically or by quick state action if Roe no longer applies—Arkansas, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming.    Even with Roe still technically in place, Oklahoma in late … Read more