After the Supreme Court’s ruling in June of 2022, many Americans wondered what this overturning meant for the U.S. and each individual state. To better understand, we will unpack what this decision meant and how the states are being impacted.
In 1973, the Supreme Court initially ruled it a constitutional right for women to receive elective abortions without the need for a life or health-threatening diagnosis to support their decision.
However, the Supreme Court overruled this 1973 decision in June of 2022. When this happened, the power to decide their own abortion regulation law was handed back to the people.
Now, the people of each state will elect delegates to speak on their behalf and enforce the restrictions they wish to have on elective abortion within their own state.
Currently, there are about 13 states that have chosen total abortion bans, including Missouri, Texas, and many other southeastern states. Additionally, five others, including Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Utah, and Arizona, have very restrictive laws.
There are now more than ten states that allow nearly unrestricted abortion access, and five that allow abortion but with some limitations.Please look here to see a map of states that currently allow abortions or have restrictive laws as of 10/13/2022.
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This information is intended for general educational purposes only and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional counseling and/or medical advice.