Roe v Wade was overturned on June 24th, ending a nearly half-century precedent on abortion rights.
The Good News: Abortion is not banned on a federal level; it’s up to those states
The Bad News: A lot of those states want to ban abortion
So here are some resources to help if you need it. It’s a very early draft so bear with me, and feel free to PM suggestions.Federal Protections
Attorney General Garland has stated that states cannot ban the abortion pill mifepristone, but since the ruling I imagine most anti-abortion states will give the fed a middle finger and ban it anyways. Then comes the lawsuit that they will be confident the SCOTUS will rule in their favor, the actual law be damned.
Biden is trying to codify Roe with a bill, but the last time it happened it was blocked by the gruesome twosome in the Senate. And it would definitely get filibustered, so don’t hold your breath.States Banning Abortion Soon
Many states have laws or other legal triggers that ban abortion once abortion laws go back to the states. An asterisk(*) means the state has already outlawed abortion. A caret(^) denotes a six-week bans, which I still count under banned as that is in no fucking way reasonable. Still, it may help someone to know.
Arizona (15-Week Ban, but a majority of providers, including Planned Parenthood, have paused abortion services
Idaho (to be banned 30 days from 6/24
Tennessee (to be banned 30 days from 6/24
West Virginia* (technically not banned, but last abortion clinic in the state has stopped providing abortions
Wyoming (Has to happen within 30 days of the rulingStates Where Abortion is Legal But Vulnerable
For now, abortion is legal, but there’s already been discussion for restrictions or outright bans.
Florida (15-Week ban begins July 1st; Governor announced desire to expand “pro-life” protections
Iowa (Legal, but state supreme court overturned the state constitutional right to abortion
Kansas (Legal, but vote Aug 2nd to see if it stays a constitutional right
Michigan (Legal, but court battles have been ongoing
Nebraska (Governor pushing for ban
North Carolina (Legal, but November election could bring in anti-abortion governor or veto-proof legislature
Pennsylvania (Legal, but Republican candidate wants it banned
Virginia (Governor wants a 15-week ban; state legislature is split
Wisconsin (Has a century-old law that could kick inStates With Abortion Protections
These states either have abortion protections in their laws, or have expressed no interest in restricting access.
Maine (Governor declared protection of abortion rights
Minnesota (Governor announced there will be no changes
New Hampshire (Has 24-week ban, but governor declared no changes to existing laws
Fuck this shit.