June 29, 2018

New confederacy plans to kill abortion in its states

Independent, UK - During his 2016 presidential campaign, Mr Trump said he would only appoint justices opposed to Roe v Wade, the 1973 ruling that guaranteed the legal right to abortion. With many states already passing laws restricting such access, campaigners fear the president’s next judicial appointment could lead to that federal protection being stripped away.

Many observers believe Mr Trump, a thrice-married former casino magnate, cares little about the issues that fuel the nation’s so-called culture wars. Yet, he knows issues such as restricting abortion and laws that allow business exemptions from LGBT+ equality rules on religious grounds are of crucial importance to many of his supporters, particularity evangelical Christians.

During an election debate with Hillary Clinton, Mr Trump said overturning Roe v Wade “will happen, automatically”, if he was elected because of his appointment of justices. “I am pro-life,” he said.

He said if the ruling was reversed, laws on the legality or illegality of abortion would “go back to the individual states” to decide. This was the situation before Roe v Wade.

1 comment:

AgustinG said...

They won't be ending abortion. They'll just be ending safe abortion.