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Which states are banning abortion after Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade?

Some US states immediately banned abortion on Friday after the Supreme Court’s decision to cancel Roe V. Wade.

The Decision of the High Court ended half a century of constitutionally protected abortion, which means that the state now will be allowed to modulate procedures.

At least 13 states have a law on books that immediately prohibit abortion or will immediately do it.

The prohibition of abortion in Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, and South Dakota came into force. The law made abortion a crime that could be sentenced to years in prison. However, women cannot be prosecuted because they receive an abortion, according to legal texts.

In Louisiana, anyone who committed an abortion will face one to 10 years in prison with an exception for doctors to protect the life of the mother, end the ectopic pregnancy or eliminate the fetus that no longer lives. That does not make an exception for rape cases. Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards signed the law earlier this week.

In Missouri, anyone who commits an abortion will face a sentence of five to 15 years in prison, unless the procedure is carried out in a medical emergency case.

In Kentucky, anyone who practiced an abortion could take one to five years in prison. The law makes exceptions to save the life of the mother or procedures by doctors that result in the involuntary end of a pregnancy. It does not have exceptions for rape or incest. Governor Andy Beshear, a Democrat, condemned the law as an extremist.

Every person who has an abortion in South Dakota is now facing two years in prison unless the procedure is carried out to protect the life of the mother. This also does not make an exception for rape and incest.

Idaho, Tennessee, and Texas will apply an abortion prohibition in 30 days, according to the legal text. The prohibition of abortion in Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Utah, and Wyoming began to take effect after the Attorney General, Governor or Certain Legislative Agency stated that the Supreme Court had eliminated ROE.

On Friday, US Attorney General Merrick Garland said the Department of Justice would protect women who travel from states with a prohibition on receiving abortions in countries where the procedure is legal. “Some rights are more important for individual freedom than the right to control their own body, said Garland. “The Department of Justice will use every tool we have to protect reproductive freedom. And we will not be shaken from the responsibility of the establishment of this department to protect the civil rights of all Americans.”