If Roe v. Wade Is Overturned, What Happens in the States?
Nineteen states would effectively ban abortion.
§ State supreme courts recognize the right to an abortion under the state constitution.
Notes: States that would effectively ban abortion if Roe v. Wade were overturned may include exceptions for cases of rape, incest, or life endangerment. Texas has a law banning abortion after about six weeks of pregnancy and another law that would trigger a ban if the court overturns Roe. Alabama and South Carolina have laws seeking to limit abortions, but they are blocked while being litigated.
Source:KFF, State Policies and Court Decisions Regarding the Legal Status of Abortion, May 2022