One America News Network reports that a number of Republican states are moving to pass anti-abortion laws now that the U.S. Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade.
On Friday, the high court, in a 6–3 decision regarding the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Healthcare case, overturned Roe. The decision returned the abortion issue — whether or not it ought to be legal to have an abortion — to the people and their state legislatures.
The political left’s response to this ruling has been protests, and, in some cases, riots. A group of many thousands of “protestors,” for example, even stormed Arizona’s Capitol building, while lawmakers were in session. Law enforcement was able to hold them off.
Republicans, however, have been celebrating the ruling as a win for life. And, now, they are trying to capitalize on the ruling by pursuing anti-abortion laws that they would not have been able to get on the books while Roe was still the law.
A number of Republican-led states had what are known as “trigger laws” that would automatically go into effect should Roe ever be overturned.
There are thirteen states in total that have passed such laws, including Texas, Tennessee, North Dakota, Mississippi, Idaho, and others. In these states, the trigger laws will go into effect not immediately but in the coming weeks. But, the impact is already being felt.
Following the Supreme Court’s decision, both Texas’s attorney general, Ken Paxton (R), and governor, Greg Abbott (R), put out statements indicating that they fully intend to prosecute, under state law, those who continue to perform abortions.
In response, Planned Parenthood Texas and Whole Woman’s Health decided to halt further abortion procedures.
That was fast!
Other Republican-led states passed anti-abortion legislation on the very same day that the Supreme Court overturned Roe.
There were eight such states in total: Missouri, Kentucky, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Utah, and Alabama. Thes states have passed different kinds of bans on abortions. They all, though, do allow abortions to take place for medical emergencies.
On the other side of the coin, abortions are expected to remain legal in about 20 states.
Overall, though, our country just took a huge step in the direction of Life, which the political left, as we are seeing, just can’t handle.