After Roe v. Wade overhauled America’s abortion laws in 1973 by nullifying state control in favor of Supreme Court management, politicians had a get-out-of-accountability free card for decades. Little could be done to change the legal framework allowing for abortion through all 9 months of pregnancy, for any reason—and often subsidized with taxpayer funding—but it generated a lot of debate.
Times have changed. Subsequent Supreme Court decisions opened the door to new ways of regulating abortion. Pro-life state legislators took full advantage, especially after legislative gains in 2010. Today, as the High Court considers a case—Dobbs v. Jackson—about a limit on abortion at almost 4 months of pregnancy, most believe that Roe will be either reversed or weakened by June, allowing states even more leeway to protect life in law.
This pending power shift away from the judicial branch of government to the executive and legislative branches will result in key changes for abortion policy and activism.
First of all, the policy debate is going to shift as legislators consider limits and bans that address more abortions. Much pro-life abortion policy has focused on issues with extensive public support, like limits on late-term abortions of viable babies who can feel pain, adult engagement in a minor’s abortion and facility regulations to require abortion vendors to operate by the same standards as out-patient medical clinics. Considering that 9 out of 10 abortions occur in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, those efforts did not impact most abortions.
After 49 Years of Roe v. Wade and 63 Million Babies Killed, It’s Time to End Abortion LifeNews.comAfter 49 Years of Roe v. Wade and 63 Million Babies Killed, It’s Time to End Abortion LifeNews.comAfter 49 Years of Roe v. Wade and 63 Million Babies Killed, It’s Time to End Abortion LifeNews.comRead More“when:24h allinurl:lifenews.com” – Google News