The future of abortion rights in the United States is uncertain. With the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy, many fear that Roe v. Wade could be overturned, making it possible for states to ban abortion without any federal oversight. This list looks at the top 10 states most likely to ban abortion if Roe were overturned.
Here are top 10 States Are Certain or Likely to Ban Abortion Without Roe:
These states are all considering or have already passed laws that would ban abortion without Roe. Alabama’s law is the most extreme, as it would make performing an abortion a felony punishable by up to 99 years in prison. Florida, Georgia, and Idaho are also considering similar bans. Indiana has already passed a law banning abortion if the fetal heartbeat can be detected, which can be as early as six weeks into a pregnancy. Kansas and Kentucky have both passed laws banning abortion procedure dilation and evacuation, which is commonly used in second-trimester abortions. Mississippi has passed a law banning abortion after 15 weeks gestation, while Missouri’s law would ban abortion at eight weeks gestation.
While it is unclear if any of these laws will go into effect, they underscore the increasing hostility towards abortion access in many parts of the country. If Roe is overturned, it is likely that some or all of these states will ban abortion outright. This would have a devastating impact on women’s health and reproductive rights, as well as their ability to make decisions about their own bodies.
The future of Roe v. Wade is uncertain, but we can be sure that the top 10 states are likely to ban abortion without it. These states have a history of anti-abortion legislation and restrictive policies. We’ve seen this play out in other areas such as healthcare and LGBTQ rights – these states are not progressive when it comes to human rights. If you live in one of these states, it’s important to get involved in the political process and make your voice heard.