In total, 26 states have laws that indicate they can make abortion illegal or impose extreme limits, effectively banning abortion in those states, according to the Gutmaker organization.
Oklahoma, which recently enacted a law banning most abortions, has also taken steps to enforce its trigger ban, according to the state’s attorney general’s office. Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Routledge also certified the state’s trigger ban, which will take effect Friday, Governor Asa Hutchinson announced.
Other states have banned abortions that were blocked by courts that guaranteed the right to abortion. Those states can act quickly to lift those court orders so that those restrictions can be enforced.
States including Wisconsin and West Virginia had abortion restrictions before Roche’s decision that were never lifted.
In Wisconsin, the Republican-controlled state legislature refused to repeal the 1849 state law banning abortion during a special session convened by Democratic Gov. Tony Evers on Wednesday – allowing it to re-enact after the High Court overturned the row.
“We will fight this decision with every force we have,” Evers said in a written statement.
Wisconsin Democratic Attorney General Josh Kaul told CNN-affiliated WISN before the court’s decision that it was not his intention to impose an abortion ban at the state level. However, following the decision on Friday, his office issued a statement saying, “Our office is reviewing today’s decision and will provide more information on how to proceed next week.”
At the same time, across the eastern border of Wisconsin, the state of Minnesota is preparing for a possible influx of women who have had abortions due to bans in other states. Democratic Gov. Tim Wallace of Minnesota signed an executive order Saturday that is designed to protect aborted women from having legal consequences in other states.
A ban is expected soon
States with trigger laws expected to ban abortion in the coming days and weeks include Wyoming, Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas and Idaho.
Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slattery III said that in addition to the implementation of the trigger ban within 30 days, the state had asked the appellate court to lift the ban on abortion within about six weeks. Pregnancy
Elsewhere in the country, it is likely that state legislatures will soon be reconvened to pass stricter abortion laws that previously went against Roche.
Indiana Republican Governor Eric J. Holcomb is calling for the General Assembly to return on July 6, so legislators can consider anti-abortion legislation.
Explanation: This story has been updated to give a clearer picture of when the Texas Trigger Ban will take effect. It is the 30th day after the Supreme Court has given its verdict.
This story has also been updated for additional developments.
CNN’s Tami Luhby, Avery Lotz, Claudia Dominguez, Paradise Officer, Monique Smith and Andy Rose contributed to the report.