Missouri becomes first state to effectively ban abortions after Roe was overturned

Missouri became the first state to effectively ban abortions after the Supreme Court overturned the Roe v. Wade precedent and returned decisions regarding abortion laws to states.

The Missouri decision was released less than an hour after the Friday court announcement.

The decision

“Today, following the United States Supreme Court’s ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade, with the issuance of an attorney general opinion, my Office has yet again reinforced Missouri’s dedication to protecting the sanctity of life, both born and unborn. With this attorney general opinion, my Office has effectively ended abortion in Missouri, becoming the first state in the country to do so following the Court’s ruling,” Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt said.

“My Office has been fighting to uphold the sanctity of life since I became attorney general, culminating in today’s momentous court ruling and attorney general opinion. I will continue the fight to protect all life, born and unborn,” he added.

Other states to follow?

Up to 25 states have various “trigger laws” in place that could restrict — or expand — abortion following the latest Supreme Court decision.

A total of 13 states have trigger laws set to limit abortion within 30 days of the court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Not everyone was happy with the decision. California Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters called for people to defy the court’s decision.

The ruling has been made, but the battle remains far from over regarding abortion in America.

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