June 10, 2017

Delaware first state to protect abortions whatever the feds do

Huffington Post -This week, Delaware’s governor signed into law a bill that ensures abortions will stay legal in that state, no matter what happens at the federal level.

The act “modernizes” Delaware’s law on abortion, it says, in order to make it consistent with Roe. The state had not yet repealed its pre-Roe v. Wade ban on abortion even though that ruling had been effectively unconstitutional — and therefore unenforceable — for decades.

Several other states have attempted to pass similar laws, but those attempts have fizzed in recent months. Last winter, New York’s Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed amending the state constitution to codify Roe v. Wade, but the measure has since stalled in the Senate. A similar bill proposed in Connecticut failed to make it out of committee.

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