Killing Roe v. Wade Could Restrict Abortion in Nearly Half The Country

As of now, Roe v. Wade is still the law of the earth. But if the conservative high court passes next month its reported draft ruling overturning the landmark 1973 decision, nearly half the country could soon impose draconian restrictions on with reproductive rights – starting with 13 states with “activation laws”, this goes into effect as soon as Roe‘send.

According to the Guttmacher Institute, 23 states already have restrictions waiting to go into effect, so Roe beaten down. Of those, 13 have “trigger laws,” which would restrict or ban abortion almost immediately upon a Supreme Court decision. In addition to Mississippi, where an anti-abortion bill is the focus of the challenge, those states are: Arkansas, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Wyoming. “This news comes as no surprise in Texas, where our abortion rights have been attacked for decades,” said Texas Democratic Co-CEO. Hannah Roe Beck said in a statement. “But that doesn’t lessen the impact this has on people and families in Texas or in our country.”

Meanwhile, nine states – including Michigan and Wisconsin – still predateRoe their book law could again be enforced if a conservative majority votes to overturn it; in the case of Wisconsin, that means that abortion can become a felony under the 1849 law, as Allison Garfield by Madison Capital Times indicate the second.

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With reproductive rights under increasing threat in recent years, several states – most recently Connecticut – have passed measures to protect and expand access to abortion; after Samuel AlitoThe draft decision of the has been reported by Politico On Monday, several blue state leaders vowed to uphold reproductive rights. “New York will always stand for abortion rights,” Governor of New York Kathy Hochul speak. “As long as I am governor, Illinois will be a beacon for reproductive freedom.” speak Governor of Illinois JB Pritzker. “We won’t be going back.” Governor of California Gavin Newsom announced Monday that he will introduce an amendment to “recognize the right to choose in the California constitution.”

“We cannot trust SCOTUS to defend abortion rights,” Newsom tweeted“So we’ll do it ourselves.”

But Republican leaders celebrated the reported decision, promising to act on existing restrictions if Roe removed or issued new ones. “If this report is true and Roe v. Wade is exposed, I will immediately call for a special session to save lives and ensure that every unborn child has the right to live in South Dakota,” the president said. that governor, Kristi Noem, Written Second.

That could essentially split the country in two, with half protecting the right to choose and half where abortion is almost or completely outlawed. That grim prospect, likely late next month, has increased a sense of urgency for the nation’s Democrats – who control the House, Senate and White House – to act. “Congress must pass legislation making Roe v. Wade like the law of the land in this country NOW,” Written Senator of Vermont Bernie Sanders. “And if the Senate doesn’t have 60 votes to do it, and it doesn’t, we have to end the filtering to get it through with 50 votes.” However, such a move is now unlikely, as it would take all 50 members of the Democratic caucus to do so in the Senate; Joe Manchinwho are generally opposed to abortion, and Kyrsten Sinema have previously made it clear that they are against modifying or removing the filibuster.

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2022/05/killing-roe-v-wade-could-restrict-abortion-in-nearly-half-the-country Killing Roe v. Wade Could Restrict Abortion in Nearly Half The Country

Zack Zwiezen

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