Judy, that’s right. This decision would mean states can determine who can get an abortion, when, and under what circumstances for the first time in nearly 50 years. Some states will effectively ban abortions. Just today, Oklahoma’s governor signed a bill that bans abortions after six weeks of pregnancy. Meanwhile, other states are working to expand and codify access.
We will get the perspective from both sides. First, for the Republican view, I’m joined by Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge. Arkansas is one of 13 states with a trigger law, that would immediately ban abortions if the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.
Attorney General Rutledge, welcome to the NewsHour. Thanks for making the time.
I just want to begin by asking you about access in your state. It’s already very heavily restricted in Arkansas. So, if Roe is overturned, on that day, who would be able to get then a abortion in Arkansas?