On June 24, the 2022 Supreme Court reversed the 1973 Supreme Court decision on Roe vs. Wade, which said that states can’t ban abortion if a fetus could not survive outside the womb.
Minutes later, Missouri’s attorney general, Eric Schmitt, signed the state’s “trigger ban” law*.
Missouri now bans all abortions, unless the life or health of a pregnant person is in danger. The law targets abortion providers by making it a class B felony to induce an abortion. Clinics or health providers prosecuted under the law could also lose their medical licenses.
*What is a trigger law? A trigger law is a law that goes into effect when a specific event or condition occurs.