• 'We are going to be a surveillance state like we've never had before': A reproductive health historian says the stakes will be even higher than pre-Roe

    16 days ago - By Business Insider

    Both pro- and anti-abortion demonstrators gathered in front of the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on May 3, 2022 after a leaked draft suggested the conservative majority on the high court will strike down Roe v. Wade. Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images
    A reproductive health scholar believes the stakes will be even higher in 2022 if Roe is overturned.
    Dr. Carole Joffe, reproductive health historian, said people were rarely punished for getting an abortion pre-Roe.
    But this time around, if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, abortion can and will be criminalized.
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  • 'We do not have any plans': The 13 states with abortion-ban 'trigger laws' are completely unprepared to enforce them

    16 days ago - By Business Insider

    Pro-choice supporters rally outside a Planned Parenthood center in St. Louis, Missouri in May 2019. One year earlier, Missouri passed an abortion ban that takes effect once the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images 13 states have abortion "trigger" laws that will ban abortions when the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade.
    An Insider investigation found that agencies in those states have no plans on the books for how to implement the laws.
    Local district attorneys said they will take starkly distinct approaches on whether to prosecute medical providers.
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