Ahead Of Midterms, Conservative Lawmakers Champing At Bit To Get Anti-Abortion Laws On Books
Anti-abortion lawmakers are hoping to get legislation in the pipeline to trigger a legal challenge for Roe v. Wade.
The Washington Post:
Abortion Battles Are Heating Up Ahead Of November Midterms
Mississippi’s governor just signed a law, more restrictive than in any state, banning abortions after 15 weeks. Iowa’s state Senate is trying to go even further and stop abortions at around six weeks. And 20 Ohio legislators have proposed outlawing all abortions, even if the woman’s life is in danger. In many state capitols, Republican lawmakers are backing unusually strict antiabortion laws. Many are emboldened by President Trump, who has been more supportive of their agenda than any president in decades. Conservative lawmakers also are eager to get more restrictions on the books in case November’s elections bring a surge of Democrats hostile to them. (Jordan, 4/19)