Local Democratic officials say they won’t enforce state abortion laws

The Supreme Court ruled last month that there is no Constitutional right to abortion, and it’s led several red states to pass laws protecting children in the womb.

Yet as a recent article from The Times of London explained, some local officials in Democrat-learning areas have said that those laws won’t be enforced.

New Orleans passes resolution instructing police not to investigate abortion

One such figure is Louisiana’s Helena Moreno, who serves as city council president in New Orleans. She helped pass a resolution instructing police in the city not to bother investigating abortion.

“At a time when violent crime is on the rise, our law enforcement officers should not be wasting time on doctors and nurses who are just trying to do their jobs,” Moreno was quoted as saying.

“We must continue to fight, because we all know what is at stake — we’re a blue dot, a city fighting for its people,” the municipal politician went on to assert.

“The question is, ‘Is this the solution to keeping the New Orleans clinic open?'” Moreno asked before answering, “Unfortunately, it is not because that clinic is regulated by the state.”

While Louisiana immediately outlawed abortion following last month’s Supreme Court ruling, Fox News reported on July 7 that the state Supreme Court has temporarily blocked it from being enforced.

The ruling upheld a lower court’s injunction which was imposed after opponents filed a lawsuit alleging that the legislation is unconstitutionally vague.

Indiana DA says abortion restrictions “do not do anything” for public safety

New Orleans is not alone in attempting to prevent the enforcement of abortion laws, as Democratic politicians in Austin, Texas are pushing a similar measure there.

What’s more, the Times noted that over 50 Democratic district attorneys have publicly pledged not to prosecute abortion violations.

Among them is Ryan Mears, who serves in Indiana’s Marion County. This week, Mears made his position clear during an interview with the Washington Post. “I wanted to be a prosecutor to help people, to have an impact on public safety, and these laws do not do anything to further those goals,” he insisted.

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