This Is How The Abortion Ruling Will Affect Several States

This Is How The Abortion Ruling Will Affect Several States

This Is How The Roe Ruling Will Affect Several States — See If Yours Is One Of Them

( – In May, someone leaked a draft opinion from the Supreme Court indicating the majority of justices’ intentions to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision from 1973, which legalized abortion across the US. Nearly two months later, after protests and demonstrations opposed overturning the ruling, the high court made its decision to overrule Roe v. Wade, handing the authority on abortion back to the states. Here’s how the Supreme Court’s decision will impact some of them.


California’s status as a largely Democratic state means it will retain women’s rights to abortion. Both the state’s supreme court and constitution recognize this right, and state law preserves and protects it. After the revelation of the US Supreme Court’s potential to overturn Roe v. Wade, the Golden State decided it would become a sanctuary for abortion, unsurprisingly. California has also suggested the possibility of helping women in states banning abortion travel to the region in order to access abortions.


For now, abortions in the Peach State are legal up until 20 weeks after the date of conception. However, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals is debating on lifting the state’s current restraint on a 6-week ban. With Republicans in control of the legislature and head of state, the ban has serious potential to go into effect.

Newsmax noted that if Georgia implemented the 6-week ban, it would account for around 87% of the state’s total abortions. With the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, the state could fully ban abortion, though it hasn’t made any indication of doing so.


The Hospitality State proves to not be as welcoming to abortion as others. In fact, Mississippi is the origin point of Dobbs v. Jackson, which challenged the Roe v. Wade ruling. As such, the Magnolia State will likely implement a full ban on abortion. The state legislature and governor have already been chipping away at it for years.

Currently, abortions in Mississippi are legal up until 20 weeks after fertilization, but that policy is going to change after the state certifies the US Supreme Court’s decision. In fact, Mississippi has a “trigger” law that will take effect 10 days after the state certifies the high court’s ruling, which will ban abortion completely with the exception of rape or in cases where a woman’s health and life are at risk.


Women looking to have abortions should steer clear of the Sooner State. Oklahoma anticipated the Supreme Court overturning the landmark decision from 1973 and decided to preemptively ban abortion. The Republican state still allows women to seek abortions if their health is at serious risk.

Overall, the high court’s decision doesn’t change much in states allowing abortion already, with the most significant changes coming to those that wanted to ban abortion but couldn’t fully eradicate it due to Roe v. Wade. Residents concerned about any changes should check current local laws for more information.

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