Pulling the State Triggers What would happen if Roe v. Wade were overturned
Compiled by Cortney Rock
Should voters fail to defeat South
Dakota’s anti-abortion law and the U.S. Supreme Court then overturn Roe v.
Wade, the reproductive-rights battle
would revert back to the 50 states.
Experts believe that as many as 30 states could outlaw abortion if Roe is
overturned. Some states have set up
‘trigger laws’ that would ban abortion
if Roe fell. Still others have pre-1973
abortion bans on their books that may
or may not hold up if Roe is overturned.
Here’s the breakdown according to the
Guttmacher Institute and NARAL