Trigger Clause

Trigger Clause

Actively Advancing

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Actively Advancing

This legislation would prohibit all abortions except those necessary to save the mother’s life, but would not take effect until the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. It is a common misconception that once Roe is overturned, abortion will become illegal in the United States. However, overturning Roe would in reality result in leaving the decision to permit or prohibit abortion up to each state. If Roe were overturned today, Ohioans would legally be able to obtain an abortion up to 24 weeks. A post-Roe activation clause, commonly called a “trigger clause”, will serve as a proactive pro-life measure in our incremental approach.

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