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CityLab Daily: Cities Brace for the Aftermath of Abortion Ruling

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A recent abortion protest in Seattle, where the county has authorized an emergency fund to support an anticipated surge in abortion seekers. 

A recent abortion protest in Seattle, where the county has authorized an emergency fund to support an anticipated surge in abortion seekers. 

Photographer: Chona Kasinger/Bloomberg

On Friday, the US Supreme Court overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that gave women the constitutional right to an abortion. The landmark 5-4 ruling leaves abortion laws up to individual states. 

Some 33 million women between ages 13 and 44 are set lose access to the procedure in their home states, Bloomberg reports, with 26 states to ban or severely restrict abortion in the aftermath of the decision. In 13 states, anti-abortion trigger laws will go into effect either immediately or with minimal legislative action.