trigger law
 n.— «If approved, the ban would become what’s known as a “trigger law,” meaning that it would automatically come into effect if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that legalized abortion rights.» —“Spain’s Equality Law; N.D.‘s Abortion Ban” Women’s eNews Mar. 19, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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