Breaking News – Roe V Wade Overturned. Here’s what this means.
State by state laws apply to abortion rights. Predictably, over half the states may ban procedures. Other states plan to maintain more liberal rules governing the termination of pregnancies.
States that may ban abortion include, Iowa, Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia, Alabama, Georgia, and South Carolina.
Other states maintaining liberal approach include Illinois, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, California, Oregan, Washington. As well as Minnesota, New York, Vermont, Maine, New Jersey, Maryland, Massachusetts, and Alaska.
States banning abortion include Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi. As well as Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri, South Dakota, and North Dakota.
When will abortion laws take place?
States banning abortion now takes place immediately per updated information. However, other states have 30 days.
Can they ban travel to other states to get an abortion?
In March, a Missouri legislator introduced a bill that would make it illegal to “aid or abet” out-of-state abortions. The bill is reportedly aimed at women from the state who have often sought abortions in neighboring Illinois after Missouri approved new restrictions on abortion in 2019.
However, Illinois remains as the abortion capital of the Midwest. Planned Parenthood expects families from other states to travel for this. Mayor Lightfoot suggests a plan to help in the aid of traveling to Illinois for abortions.
How Does this Effect LGBTQ Community?
Since the right to abortion imposes on personal choice, Many LGBTQ communities fear a reversal to the right to same sex marriage. Chicago’s Mayor Lightfoot, also part of LGBTQ community spoke on Roe v Wade overturned ruling. “It’s a dark day in America for people who care about civil rights and equal justice under the law.”
Can President Biden Change The law?
The short answer is no. Nevertheless, The White House has also been exploring options for Biden to take executive action to safeguard abortion rights, but his options are limited.
During Jimmy Kimmel Live Biden spoke on his options.
“I think what we’re going to have to do is that there are some executive orders I could employ, we believe. We’re looking at that right now,” Biden said.
Legal experts predict that much of Biden’s strategy will likely focus on the idea of “federal preemption” — the idea rooted in the Constitution that federal law always wins out over state laws.