Women would no longer be able to seek an abortion legally in the state if they had fallen pregnant through rape. -Sen. Elizabeth WarrenDenouncing extremists for throwing women's rights and the country into a "dark moment", Warren wrote in a Medium post and on Twitter that advocates, especially those in Congress, must fight against the GOP's anti-choice agenda.
The passage of the so-called "Alabama Human Life Protection Act" on Wednesday prompted outrage from women's rights groups, Democratic lawmakers, and even provoked ultraconservatives including televangelist Pat Robertson and Fox News commentator Tomi Lahren to condemn the law as too extreme.
These extremist Republican lawmakers know what the law is - but they don't care.
The next president, said Warren, could appoint neutral or pro-abortion rights judges, but Congress can also act to secure access to health care for women by creating federal statutory rights that mimic those given by the Supreme Court in Roe v. Wade.
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"Just as I have for the last 15 years of my medical career, I will continue to deliver babies, give prenatal care - and provide abortions", Robinson wrote in a CNN op-epd. A new law should go further to prohibit states from "interfering in the ability of a patient to access medical care, including abortion services, from a provider that offers them".
Gostin said what he sees happening instead is the continued trend of conservative states restricting access to abortion.
"Our democracy should not be held hostage by right-wing courts, and women should not have to hope that Brett Kavanaugh and Donald Trump's Supreme Court will respect the law", she said. Warren also proposed repealing the Hyde Amendment, "which blocks abortion coverage for women under federally funded health care programs like Medicaid, the VA, and the Indian Health Service".
Warren also wants Congress to enact laws that invalidate state rules that have placed near-impossible regulations on abortion clinics. The presidential hopeful also joined several of her Democratic primary rivals in urging the rollback of a 1976 restriction on the use of federal funds to pay for abortions, except for cases of rape, incest or pregnancies that imperil the life of a mother.
"While others are zeroing in on ways to overturn Roe v. Wade and navigate the courts as quickly as possible, that is not our goal", Schroer said.
Missouri's bill has a provision saying that if Roe is overturned, all abortions would become illegal in the state.