Recent abortion bans passed in Missouri, Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Ohio, Mississippi, and Louisiana have shown us just how vital the fight for reproductive rights is, but with more and more state legislatures moving to restrict access to abortion, it can be hard to keep on top of every bill and regulation. But there are ways to easily follow news about abortion laws so you don't miss out on what's happening. It's merely a matter of knowing who to follow and where.
According to NPR, early abortion bans have been passed in a handful of states this year by anti-choice lawmakers eager to see Roe v. Wade overturned by the two conservative justices President Donald Trump appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court. In Alabama, state legislators passed a near-total abortion ban with no exceptions for rape or incest. In Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Ohio, and Louisiana, lawmakers opted for 6-week bans with no exceptions for rape or incest. In Missouri, it's an 8-week ban that threatens patients' abortion rights.
None of these early abortion bans have gone into effect just yet, and many are being challenged in court. That's why it's imperative to stay informed. Here are six ways you can follow news about abortion law in order to stay up to date in the fight for reproductive rights: