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.
BREAKING: Missouri has become the first state in the nation to effectively end abortions.
In response to today’s SCOTUS ruling overturning Roe v. Wade, I have signed a proclamation activating the “Right to Life of the Unborn Child Act,” ending elective abortions in the State. pic.twitter.com/Spfi5k1grX
— Governor Mike Parson (@GovParsonMO) June 24, 2022
“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.
🚨BREAKING: With the Dobbs decision just handed down and a stroke of my pen — Missouri became the first state to effectively end abortion and has become the most Pro Life state in America. pic.twitter.com/8asHJKMIdo
— Eric Schmitt (@Eric_Schmitt) June 24, 2022
“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.
BREAKING: As expected, SCOTUS strikes down Roe and kicks issue of abortion to the states. This will trigger tougher abortion laws in multiple states, including near bans. pic.twitter.com/b7JCbaF6LW
— Brandi Kruse (@BrandiKruse) June 24, 2022
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.
Marxist Maxine Waters is out in true fashion making calls to violence.
“You ain’t seen nothing yet…TO HELL WITH THE SUPREME COURT. WE WILL DEFY THEM. Women will be in control of their bodies.” pic.twitter.com/uWBDPeLGVS
— Morgan Ariel© (@itsmorganariel) June 24, 2022
The ruling has been made, but the battle remains far from over regarding abortion in America.