Several US states have already announced that they are taking steps to ban voluntary terminations of pregnancy on their territory, in the wake of the Supreme Court's decision on Friday revoking the right to abortion.
Missouri's attorney general announced on Friday that the conservative central U.S. state has become the “first” to ban abortion.
“This is a monumental day for the sanctity of life,” said Eric Schmitt in a tweet accompanied by an image showing him ratifying the text that “truly” ends abortion in Missouri – a state that had only one clinic left for abortion. such operation.
Republican Governor of South Dakota, Kristi Noem, announced that abortion was now illegal in this northern state of the United States, under a so-called “zombie” or “trigger” law which had been drafted in advance, to take effect automatically in the event of a change in Supreme Court case law.
“The South Dakota trigger law (…) specifies that as of today Today, all abortions are illegal in South Dakota “unless reasonable and proper medical judgment dictates that an abortion is necessary to preserve the life of the pregnant woman,” the statement read.
The Republican governor also announced in a statement the holding of a special session of the state legislature “later this year”, “to save lives and help mothers affected by the decision” of the Supreme Court. .
Shortly afterwards, the Republican governor of Indiana announced that he would convene the legislature of this other state in the northern United States to pronounce the ban on abortion as quickly as possible.
“The Supreme Court's decision is clear, and it is now up to the states to address this important issue. We will do it as soon as possible in Indiana,” Governor Eric Holcomb said on Twitter, adding that he called the state's general assembly for July 6.
“We have an opportunity to make progress in protecting the sanctity of life, and that is exactly what we are going to do,” said also said Eric Holcomb.