15 States Have Banned Abortions Since Roe Overturned, 8 More are Fighting to Protect Babies
August 28, 2022 | Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Wisconsin
Following the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade some 15 states have banned abortions and are either protecting unborn babies from the moment of conception or have heartbeat laws protecting babies when their heartbeat can be detected at 6 weeks. Some states have done both.
But the battle to save babies from abortions is not over. Another 8 states are currently fighting in court to get their abortion ban or heartbeat law upheld. And a few more states could see abortion bans proposed in their state legislatures during the next legislative session, especially if elections in those states yield a pro-life governor or a pro-life legislature.
Here’s the breakdown of where the battle to protect babies stands:
13 States Have Abortion Bans Enforced
Alabama: Alabama did not have a trigger law that immediately made abortions illegal. Instead, state officials had to secure enforcement of a 2019 pro-life law that protects babies from abortions. Following the decision, all three of Alabama’s abortion businesses stopped killing babies in abortions and a federal judge granted the state’s request to lift an injunction and allow the state to enforce the 2019 abortion ban signed into law by pro-life Governor Kay Ivey.
Arkansas: Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has certified that the trigger law for the Natural State is now in effect in accordance with Act 180 of 2019.
Georgia: The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the state’s heartbeat law can go into effect, saving babies with beating hearts from abortions.
Idaho: The Idaho Supreme Court allowed the state’s heartbeat law to be enforced that protects the lives of unborn babies when they have a detectable heartbeat at 6 weeks. The state’s highest court also rejected Planned Parenthood’s bid to block the state’s trigger law from going into effect on August 25th, which would protect babies starting at conception.
Indiana: The Indiana legislature became the first in the nation to pass an abortion ban after the Supreme Court overturned Roe. The measure went to Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb, who signed the bill into law almost immediately.
Kentucky: Babies will once continue to be protected from abortions in Kentucky following a state Supreme Court ruling reinstating the ban as the lawsuit from two abortion businesses against it proceeds.
Louisiana: The Louisiana Supreme Court issued a ruling allowing the state’s abortion ban to continue saving babies from abortions while the lawsuit against it from abortion businesses continues.
Mississippi: Mississippi was one of 10 states to ban abortions following the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Thanks to a state judge who denied a request from Mississippi’s last remaining abortion business to stay open, the new ban protecting babies is in effect.
Missouri: Minutes after the Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade, Missouri became the first state to invoke a trigger law banning all abortions in the state, except in cases of medical emergency. Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt issued an opinion that would trigger parts of a state House bill that outlaws almost all abortions in the state.
Ohio: The Ohio Supreme Court issued a ruling rejecting a request from abortion businesses to block the state’s heartbeat law that bans abortions when an unborn child’s hearbeat can be detected.
Oklahoma: Before roe was overturned, Oklahoma had the distinction of becoming the first in the nation to successfully ban abortions from conception when Governor Kevin Stitt signed its Texas-style abortion ban. But, with the Supreme Court reversing Roe, the state’s trigger ban has gone into effect — which successfully bans abortions without having to rely on a private enforcement mechanism.
South Dakota: The state become the 2nd after Roe fell to invoke its trigger ban protecting babies.
Tennessee: The Tennessee trigger law went into effect on August 25th to protect babies from abortions.
Texas: As the first state in the nation to successfully ban abortions thanks to its private right of action law, Texas has seen its abortions drop over 50% as a result. Then, a pre-Roe abortion law went into effect immediately following the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade that provided protection for babies starting at conception.Now, its trigger law has gone into effect for the strongest pro-life law possible.
Wisconsin: The state’s pre-Roe abortion ban is now in effect and all abortion businesses have reportedly stopped killing babies. But abortion activists are fighting to overturn the law in court….(Excerpt from LIFENEWS.COM)