States Want to Ban Abortions Beyond Their Borders. Here’s What Pro-Choice States Can Do.

March 13, 2022
By David S. Cohen, Greer Donley and Rachel Rebouché

A recently introduced Missouri provision would allow
private citizens to sue anyone who helps a Missouri resident get an abortion in
another state.

The provision is part of a wave of state anti-abortion
legislation, some of it quite radical, that’s being considered in the months
ahead of the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health
Organization — the case that’s expected to severely compromise, if not entirely
jettison, the nationwide right to abortion under Roe v. Wade. The result of
such an outcome would be that about half the states in the country would ban
nearly all abortions.