Bloomberg Law
May 4, 2022, 9:35 AM

Abortion-Travel Bans Are `Next Frontier’ With Roe Set to Topple

Lydia Wheeler
Lydia Wheeler
Senior Reporter

There’s a clear view of what a world without Roe v. Wade would look like in terms of the law because conservatives have been working for decades to limit abortion access.

Thirteen states have what are known as “trigger laws,” which kick in and ban abortion if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe, which a leaked opinion from the court signals it will do. Nine states—Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Michigan, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Texas, West Virginia, and Wisconsin—have abortion bans on the books, albeit unenforceable now, that were enacted before Roe was decided in 1973, according to the Guttmacher Institute, a research ...

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