Ever since the Supreme Court of the United States officially ruled that it was overturning Roe v. Wade, protests have been everywhere. People are holding protests across America, corporations are protesting by saying they will assist employees with obtaining abortions, DA’s are saying they won’t prosecute abortions and now judges are issuing stays.
Daniel Uhlfelder, who is running for Florida AG, tweeted this: “I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I will NEVER prosecute a woman or her doctor for getting an abortion when I’m the Attorney General of Florida.”
On Monday after the Supreme Court announced its ruling, one side began trying to put their abortion bans in place as soon as possible. The other side, however, is fighting in court, asking judges to stop or at least slow down the bans, reports PBS.
Lawsuits are being filed in court, attacking trigger laws that are meant to ban abortions immediately upon the Supreme Court decision, as well as old laws that have been in place since before 1973 when Roe was decided. Thirteen states had enacted a trigger law once the draft Supreme Court opinion was released in May.
“We’ll be back in court tomorrow and the next day and the next day,” said Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights. Her organization “argued the case that resulted in the high court ruling,” reports PBS.
A judge in New Orleans, Louisiana has already blocked that state’s trigger law, pending a hearing that is set to take place on July 8. At least one of the state’s three abortion clinics said it would resume performing the procedure after the judge made that order. “We’re going to do what we can,” said Kathaleen Pittman, administrator of Hope Medical Group for Women, in Shreveport. “It could all come to a screeching halt.”
There are also challenges already in courts in Florida, Utah and Arizona.
Arizona Senator Mark Kelly tweeted, “Arizona has restrictive bans already on the books that will take away abortion access, without exceptions even in the case of rape or incest. This is an all-hands-on-deck moment. I’m committed to defending the right of Arizona women to make their own health care choices.”
By throwing the decision on whether abortion is legal to the states, the Supreme Court has created great chaos. Politicians, attorneys and just regular pro-abortion people are thinking up every possible way to keep abortion going. What is your opinion about what they are doing?