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States poised to act on abortion rights

An expected decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in the coming year to severely restrict abortion rights or overturn Roe v. Wade entirely is setting off a renewed round of abortion battles in state legislatures across the U.S.

Republican-led legislatures are likely to press for full bans while Democratic-led ones are expected to push for more robust protections and ways to help women from other states.

In Vermont, voters are likely to be casting ballots in November on a constitutional amendment to protect abortion rights.

If Roe v. Wade is overturned, Arizona would be one of the 26 states "certain or likely to ban abortion.” That’s according to the Washington, D.C.-based Guttmacher Institute.

The nonprofit has published a map showing how a reversal could affect each state in the U.S.