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More than 2 dozen states to restrict abortions after Roe v Wade overturned in Dobbs decision

More than 2 dozen states to restrict abortions after Roe v Wade overturned in Dobbs decision -- Abortion faces restrictions, bans in at least 25 states, or half the country | 24 June 2022 | Thirteen states in the country are poised to enact immediate abortion bans and at least 13 more could quickly follow suit after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade on Friday, leaving abortion rights up to the states to decide. At least 13 states in the country have so-called "trigger laws" banning most abortions that will take effect immediately or within weeks of Roe v. Wade being overturned. According to the Guttmacher Institute, a pro-abortion rights research group, those states are Arkansas, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Wyoming, which just passed its trigger law in April.