Following the Supreme Court’s decision, the State of Missouri is the first to completely ban abortion, announced its Minister of Justice, Eric Schmitt. “It is a monumental day for the sanctity of life”he wrote on Twitter.
Missouri is one of thirteen states that had anti-abortion laws called “trigger laws” – literally “trigger laws”, a nickname given to a law that is unenforceable but can come into force when certain conditions are met. These have been designed to come into effect automatically, or at least quickly, if the Roe judgment vs. Wade was canceled. This is the case of Missouri therefore, but also of Arkansas, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Dakota, South Dakota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Wyoming.