Abortion rights group fears 23 states may ban abortion if Roe is overturned by Supreme Court

By The Christian Post

A pro-abortion activist yells at pro-life supporters (not pictured) in front of the Supreme Court during the National March for Life rally in Washington January 22, 2016. | Reuters/Gary Cameron

An abortion rights group is warning its supporters that as many as 23 states could pass laws banning abortion if the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade were to ever be overturned.

The Center for Reproductive Rights announced on Nov. 22 that it has updated its digital map “What if Roe fell?” that tracks the likelihood of states, the District of Columbia, and the American territories passing pro-life legislation. Each was listed under one of four categories: “expanded access,” “protected,” “not protected,” and “hostile.”

According to the map, 24 states fell under the “hostile” category: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

Source:The Christian Post