Yahoo News: What happens to abortion if Roe v Wade is overturned?

UC Law faculty member weighs in on High Court’s possible ruling

Jenn Dye, PhD, the Theodore M. Berry director of the Nathaniel R. Jones Center for Race, Gender and Social Justice at the University of Cincinnati College of Law, spoke with Yahoo News about what might happen if Roe v Wade is overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court. Without a federal constitutional right to abortion each state would have the ability to set limits or ban all abortions. That means “abortion may not be against the law everywhere and it will vary from state to state, including when abortion is illegal and how it is enforced,” Dye told Yahoo News.

“It could be illegal to obtain an abortion immediately, depending on the state you live in,” Dye told Yahoo News. “Thirteen states have trigger bills in place that will go into effect if/when the Supreme Court were to overturn Roe that will make abortions illegal.”

Dye explains that another 13 states have “some other types of bans in place that will severely limit the ability to get abortions,” adding, “Again, the details and mechanisms of these bans vary by each state, but they all have the same intent of banning abortions.”

Dye also discussed this topic with the publication CityBeat.

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