How a Mississippi court case could pave the way for new abortion bans across the U.S.

A dozen states — including Idaho — have “trigger laws” that would go into effect banning abortions if Roe v. Wade is overturned

By: - October 14, 2021 3:35 pm
U.S. Supreme Court

The abortion case that will be heard by the nation’s top court on Dec. 1, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, could spur a cascade of legal changes across two dozen states if justices back the restrictive Mississippi law — and potentially dismantle the landmark 1973 ruling affirming the right to an abortion. (William Murphy/Pixabay)

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Laura Olson
Laura Olson

Laura covers the nation's capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom, a network of nonprofit outlets that includes the Idaho Capital Sun. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections, and campaign finance.

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