The Supreme Court Overturned Roe and Opened Pandora’s Box

6/29/2022 10:38:00 AM

We're in uncharted territory.

How far are states willing to go to enforce abortion laws?

We're in uncharted territory.

Mary Zeigler:Well, we know that in the states with “trigger laws,” many of these laws will go into effect very quickly. There are some states that have sort of delay mechanisms. There has to be certification by the attorney general, for example, and then 30 days have to go by. Many states, even Friday have already been banning abortion. I think South Dakota was the latest, but I’m sure there are more that have been happening in the immediate aftermath of the decision. That number will grow.

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At what point are states guilty of murder?