Blue states seek to protect abortion rights before supreme court decision

An upcoming decision by the conservative-leaning court could overturn Roe v Wade and imperil abortion rights nationwide

Jessica Glenza

Fri 4 Mar 2022

In the face of imminent threats to legal abortion in the US, lawmakers and
activists in left-leaning “blue” states are working to expand rights and access
to the procedure.

State-level efforts to protect the right to abortion and reduce the cost of
obtaining the procedure in states such as California, Rhode Island and Vermont
are, in large part, a response to a forthcoming supreme court decision which
could gut abortion rights nationally.