Abortion Bans in The U.S: Supreme Court Overturns Constitutional Right!!

Abortion Bans in The U.S: Supreme Court Overturns Constitutional Right!!

WASHINGTON — This is where we live. It could be hard to get an abortion across the country if the U.S. Supreme Court decides to overturn the constitutional right it set up 50 years ago.

It is expected that the court will rule on Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban in the next two months. State legislatures, on the other hand, have been rushing to get new, very different pieces of legislation to their governors in order to be ready for the expected big ruling.

Some of the strictest restrictions on abortion have been put in place by red states, which have made most of the changes. Meanwhile, blue states have tried to make abortion access a fundamental right in their own states.

In Wisconsin, a 172-year-old law makes giving an abortion a crime, with no exceptions for rape or incest. As long as Roe v. Wade isn’t overturned, that law could come back into play.

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After 20 weeks, abortions in Wisconsin are illegal. Before that, there are rules, like having an ultrasound and waiting 24 hours, that apply. Democratic Gov. Tony Evers has vetoed a number of abortion bans.

Laws that would make it hard for women to get abortions if the Supreme Court changed abortion law or even overturned Roe v. Wade have been put into place in 23 states, though some of them have been thrown out.

A report from the Guttmacher Institute says that 16 states have laws in place that are supposed to keep people from getting in. That group is made up of Colorado, Maryland, New Jersey, Oregon, Vermont, Washington, and the other states.

A group called the Center for Reproductive Rights says that state supreme courts have ruled that each state’s Constitution protects the right to an abortion in its own way.

Conservative lawmakers in those states might have trouble if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns a national right to abortion and conservative lawmakers in those states want to enact restrictions. Some Republican-controlled states have already challenged the abortion protections in the constitutions of the states that they run, though.

States Speed Up.

In December, the US Supreme Court heard arguments for and against new abortion laws in the case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. The momentum behind new state abortion laws grew after that.

There are also a lot of state governments that swing back and forth between Democratic and Republican control, which could change abortion policy after each election.

In the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, the Supreme Court said that women have a “fundamental right” to an abortion. That’s not the only decision the court has made about abortion access, though.

Viability is a standard set by the Planned Parenthood v. Casey case in 1992. Until the point of viability, which is about 22 to 26 weeks into the pregnancy, women have the right to end a pregnancy without interference from the government.

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The String of New Rules.

In early March, the Florida legislature passed a 15-week abortion ban, but Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis didn’t sign the bill into law until mid-April.

It would go into effect on July 1, unless the American Civil Liberties Union files a lawsuit against it. Florida Senate Democratic Leader Lauren Book called it an “assault on women’s rights,” and Orange County state Sen. Randolph Bracy called the lack of an exception for rape or incest “cruel.” Democrats in both states took to the streets to protest the new law.

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People didn’t want my daughter. This is not my child. I haven’t heard from him in over four years. My parents didn’t want anything to do with the pregnancy. My mother even took me for an abortion. This is how it worked out: It didn’t happen when she arrived.

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More Rules in The States.

Many laws were passed by Oklahoma’s Republican-led state government. One of them is punishable by up to 10 years in state prison, a $10,000 fine, or both.

Kevin Stitt signed the law in mid-April. It doesn’t say that rape or incest aren’t exceptions to the law. It would not allow women to be charged with crimes for having an abortion.

During a press conference, Jen Psaki, a spokeswoman for the Biden administration, said that the law was an “unconstitutional attack on women’s rights.”

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People have Different Views on Abortion. This is what People Say.

Gallup polling says that Americans haven’t changed much in their views on abortion in the last 20 years.

In 2001, 46 percent of people said they were in favor of abortion rights, and 46 percent said they were against it. That number changed a little over the last two decades. In 2021, 49 percent of people said they support abortion rights, while 47 percent said they were against it.

It gets a little more complicated when poll questions ask about specific court cases, exemptions, and when.

60% of people want the U.S. Supreme Court to keep Roe v. Wade, compared to 27% who want it to be overturned and 13% who don’t know.

In the same poll, 36 percent of people said they support states passing laws that make it more difficult for abortion clinics to run, while 58 percent said they didn’t care, and 6 percent said they didn’t know.

People in the United States were asked about the Texas law that allows anyone in the country to sue anyone who performs or helps a woman get an abortion after six weeks of pregnancy, and 65 percent said the U.S. Supreme Court should not uphold it. 29 percent said the justices should uphold it.

In total, 75% of people who were asked said that the decision about abortion should be up to the woman and her doctor, while 20% said it should be regulated by law, and 5% said they didn’t know.

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In other words, if the U.S. Supreme Court doesn’t completely overturn the constitutional right to an abortion, but lets Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban stay in place, Nash of the Guttmacher Institute says that next year’s legislative sessions will see a lot of new laws.

As a general rule, “I think that these conservative legislatures would keep trying to pass total abortion bans,” Nash said.

For more than 40 years, that’s been the goal. That’s what Roe was all about. And it doesn’t make sense that a decision that doesn’t completely overturn Roe would scare them away from them.