A total of 26 states have laws that indicate they could ban or set extreme limits on abortions, effectively banning abortion in those states, according to the Guttmacher Institute.
Oklahoma, which had recently implemented a law banning most abortions, has also moved to implement its trigger ban, according to the state attorney general’s office. Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge also certified the state’s trigger ban, allowing it to go into effect Friday, Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced.
Other states have abortion bans that had been blocked by courts that cited Roe’s guarantee of a right to abortion. These states can act quickly to have these court orders lifted so that these restrictions can take effect.
States like Wisconsin and West Virginia had abortion restrictions before the Roe decision that were never removed.
In Wisconsin, the Republican-controlled state legislature on Wednesday refused to repeal an 1849 state law banning abortion in a special session called by Democratic Gov. Tony Evers – allowing it to resume effect after the high court overturned Roe.
“We will fight this decision in any way possible with all the power at our disposal,” Evers said in a written statement.
Democratic Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul told CNN affiliate WISN before the court’s decision was released that he had no intention of applying the abortion ban to the state level. However, after Friday’s decision, his office issued a statement stopping short of that, saying: “Our office is reviewing today’s decision and will provide further information on how we intend to moving forward next week.”
Meanwhile, just across the eastern border from Wisconsin, the state of Minnesota is bracing for a potential influx of women seeking abortions as bans in other states go into effect. Minnesota Democratic Gov. Tim Walz signed an executive order Saturday to protect women who seek abortions there from legal ramifications in other states.
Bans expected soon
States with trigger laws expected to ban abortions in the coming days and weeks include Wyoming, Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas and Idaho.
Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III said that in addition to implementing the trip ban that was to go into effect in 30 days, the state asked an appeals court to lift a suspension that had been placed on a measure banning abortion at about six weeks. pregnancy.
It’s likely that elsewhere in the country, state legislatures will soon be called back into session to pass tough abortion laws that previously would have gone against Roe.
Republican Indiana Gov. Eric J. Holcomb is calling for a return of the General Assembly on July 6, so lawmakers can consider anti-abortion legislation.
CLARIFICATION: This story has been updated to more clearly describe when the Texas trigger ban will go into effect. It is the 30th day after the Supreme Court issued its judgment, a judicial decision that comes after the ruling.
This story has also been updated for additional developments.
CNN’s Tami Luhby, Avery Lotz, Claudia Dominguez, Paradise Afshar, Monique Smith and Andy Rose contributed to this report.