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Law’s Jessie Hill discussed trigger laws outlawing abortion immediately following Dobbs decision

‘Massive uncertainty’: Health care providers seek answers in wake of Roe v. Wade decision

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Healio: Jessie Hill, the Judge Ben C. Green Professor of Law, said that after the Dobbs decision—which reversed Roe v. Wade—several states moved to immediately ban abortions through so-called trigger laws. “Many questions will need to be resolved at the state level, and answers will vary geographically,” she said. “Many of these state abortion restrictions have never been implemented but are now suddenly in effect, and they are often vaguely worded and poorly written, creating massive uncertainty among patients, providers and others,” she said.