Two more Republican-led US states are banning most abortions from this week, as new laws take effect after the US Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
So far, 11 states have enforced “trigger laws”, designed to outlaw the procedure if the Roe precedent was rejected.
The second most populous state of Texas and Tennessee are the latest to enforce a ban with few exceptions.
They join Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
Bans in Idaho, North Dakota, Utah and West Virginia are temporarily blocked by court orders.
Ohio and Georgia have six week bans in effect, making most abortions inaccessible.
More than 20 States are expected to eventually have bans in place.