“As it stands, 26 states are ready to ban abortion if the Supreme Court guts Roe. Some have “trigger bans” that will make abortion immediately illegal if the precedent requiring abortion be legal in all 50 states is overturned. Some have abortion bans from before the 1973 Supreme Court decision still on the books, and others have recent near-total abortion bans that federal courts blocked from ever taking effect. Five of these states don’t have abortion bans already in place but will likely ban abortion as soon as possible, according to Guttmacher.
These states will move to ban abortion to the fullest extent allowed by the Supreme Court after it rules on the upcoming challenges to Texas SB 8 and on the 15-week ban at stake in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which the Court will hear on December 1.”