Trump promised during his 2016 campaign to appoint justices who would overturn the Roe v. Wade decision on abortion (women’s right to abortion). In the last years, promises are being accomplished by replacing Obama’s Supreme court pro-abortion.
Steps to win Roe v. Wade litigation
Our Observatory has published its many bans restricting abortion in several states (read HERE and HERE) The Population Research Institute published an article last January, “Last year saw a flurry of states, including Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Ohio, pass pro-life heartbeat bills banning abortion from the moment a heartbeat can be detected via ultrasound. A sixth state (Missouri) passed an abortion ban at 8 weeks gestation, premised on the fact that a heartbeat can be reliably detected by ultrasound at that gestational age. Heartbeat bills promise to be an important legislative objective for pro-life advocates in 2020 as well. Several more states are considering heartbeat bills including (so far) South Carolina, Tennessee, Florida, and, for the first time, New Hampshire. Lawmakers in Idaho have also hinted at introducing a first-ever heartbeat bill[…] Heartbeat laws are among the most promising legislative and litigation vehicles for overturning Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey—the 1992 Supreme Court decision that affirmed key aspects of Roe, including prohibiting states from banning abortion prior to viability.”
Now the American paper Washington Post quotes an article of the Tennessean (Jun 19, 2020), “Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee signed one of the strictest abortion bans in the country”. The new law is added to heartbeat bills already approved in states, but it contains greater restrictions, protecting even unborn children with Down syndrome. The article continues, “In addition to banning abortions after the point a fetal heartbeat can be detected, which is as early as six weeks, the legislation also prohibits the procedure:
- If the doctor knows that the woman is seeking an abortion because of the child’s sex or race
- If the doctor knows the woman is seeking an abortion due to to a diagnosis of Down syndrome
- For juveniles in the custody of the Department of Children’s Services, including removing the current option to petition a judge for permission
While there is an exception to the restrictions if a woman’s life is in danger, there are no exceptions for rape or incest.”