Legal Challenges In States Define Week After Roe Struck Down : Consider This from NPR Trigger bans. Restraining orders. State and local disputes. New fights about old laws. After Roe, states are awash in abortion-related legal challenges. Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer tells NPR 'there's a lot of confusion,' and 'it's a terribly anxious time.'

The chaos has trickled down from state courts to individual abortion care providers, where staff and patients have been struggling to adjust to rapidly-changing legal realities. NPR's Sarah McCammon visited one provider in Shreveport, Louisiana.

The shifting legal realities could make accessing abortion care difficult for members of the military who are stationed in certain states. NPR's Brian Mann spoke to women in the military about their concerns.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

Post-Roe America: A Chaotic Patchwork Of Litigation

Post-Roe America: A Chaotic Patchwork Of Litigation

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Kathaleen Pittman, administrator at Hope Medical Group in Shreveport, watches local TV news discussing a temporary restraining order the clinic won on Monday against Louisiana's abortion bans. Sarah McCammon/NPR hide caption

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Kathaleen Pittman, administrator at Hope Medical Group in Shreveport, watches local TV news discussing a temporary restraining order the clinic won on Monday against Louisiana's abortion bans.

Sarah McCammon/NPR

Trigger bans. Restraining orders. State and local disputes. New fights about old laws. After Roe, states are awash in abortion-related legal challenges. Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer tells NPR 'there's a lot of confusion,' and 'it's a terribly anxious time.'

The chaos has trickled down from state courts to individual abortion care providers, where staff and patients have been struggling to adjust to rapidly-changing legal realities. NPR's Sarah McCammon visited one provider in Shreveport, Louisiana.

The shifting legal realities could make accessing abortion care difficult for members of the military who are stationed in certain states. NPR's Brian Mann spoke to women in the military about their concerns.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Brent Baughman and Lauren Hodges. It was edited by Acacia Squires, Ammad Omar, and Sami Yenigun.