The for reproductive rights is heating up in the wake of harsh new anti-abortion laws, and several states are already preparing for the potential end of Roe v. Wade.
In seven states, so-called “trigger laws” would ban abortion immediately if the Supreme Court overturns the landmark 1973 court decision that established access to a safe abortion as a constitutional right. A number of other states, including Oklahoma and Texas, are considering implementing similar laws. These laws are written to immediately go into effect upon either the high court decision or a separate constitutional amendment granting states the power to prohibit abortions.
Some states also have pre-Roe bans on abortion that were never explicitly removed, though it’s unclear whether any of