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Abortion businesses shut down in wake of SCOTUS ruling

Protesters outside the Supreme Court building Associated Press/Photo by Jose Luis Magana

Abortion businesses shut down in wake of SCOTUS ruling

Abortion “trigger” bans on the books in at least 13 states all across the country — from Alabama to Wisconsin — have automatically gone into effect with the U.S. Supreme Court’s Dobbs v. Jackson decision. In Alabama, the state’s three abortion centers ceased performing abortions, even as women sat in their waiting rooms—some of whom had traveled from as far away as Texas for the procedure. Planned Parenthood Great Plains—which services Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas, and Arkansas—also announced it was shutting down access to abortion services.

What’s happening elsewhere? In Texas, Attorney General Ken Paxton announced an end to the procedure. West Virginia’s only abortion center began placing calls to scheduled patients letting them know their appointments were canceled. Gov. Jim Justice said he wouldn’t hesitate to call a special legislative session to clarify the existing protections for the unborn if needed. Thirteen more states are likely to call their own legislative sessions to pass new pro-life protections.

Dig deeper: Read our ongoing coverage of the Dobbs decision at wng.org.

Josh Schumacher

Josh is a breaking news reporter for WORLD. He’s a graduate of WORLD Journalism Institute and Patrick Henry College.


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