A look into abortion laws by state

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Graphic illustration by Elizabeth Cheng

Texas’s decision to make the abortion law alienated the state from most of the country, but it’s also slowly influencing neighboring southern states.

Mei Corricello

In 1973, Roe v. Wade determined that the U.S. would enforce a pregnant woman’s rights to abortion without excessive government restriction. Ever since the U.S.  Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision in 1973, states have fought back with their own legislation. The decision determined that the U.S. would protect pregnant women and their right to abortions without excessive government restriction. Many states have bans on abortion that cannot be enforced because they contradict Roe v. Wade. However, here is a breakdown of each state’s stance on abortion if Roe v. Wade was to be overturned.