Abortion clinics in several states where pro-life laws are or will soon be in effect ceased operations Friday after the Supreme Court overturned its Roe v. calf Decision.
In a 6-3 decision for Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organizationthe court upheld a Mississippi law banning abortions at 15 weeks or after pregnancy, ruling that the constitution does not protect a woman’s right to kill her unborn child. The ruling lets states individually decide how to regulate abortion, if at all, and opens the door for at least 26 states with pro-life governments to enact new abortion restrictions.
In some states that already have pro-life laws on the books, including so-called trigger laws that are now taking effect following the court’s decision, abortion clinics have already suspended scheduled abortion procedures and closed their doors.
Texas, for example, has a law that prohibits most abortions from the time of conception, except for medical emergencies where the mother’s life is in danger. Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) announced Friday that the law comes into force 30 days after the judgment of the court Dobbs – A judgment is a legal document to be issued by the court, separate from its opinion published on Friday.
In response, Whole Woman’s Health, an abortion provider that operates four clinics in Texas, announced it would stop performing abortions while it reviews the Supreme Court decision. The Texas Tribune reported.
Abortion clinics in other states are following suit to Axios.
In Alabama, District Attorney Steve Marshall announced that pro-life laws “not enacted by a court are in full force” and that his office will seek to overturn court orders blocking a nationwide ban on abortion. He advised any abortionist or abortion clinic violating the law in the state of Alabama to “immediately cease operations and cease operations.” Abortion services at the West Alabama Women’s Center in Tuscaloosa were suspended under the Attorney General’s order. reported the Montgomery Advertiser.
Planned Parenthood Great Plains announced Friday that abortion services were halted at his Little Rock, Arkansas clinic while abortions at his Oklahoma clinics were suspended canceled last month after the state enacted a total ban on abortion.
“State after state we have seen access to abortion virtually eliminated. Oklahoma recently enacted the first total abortion ban most Americans have seen in their lives. Even as reproductive rights were taken away before our eyes, many people still doubted Roe could ever fall. Today, this creeping march to destroy basic liberties has reached its horrific end: your body is not yours,” said Emily Wales, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood Great Plains.
Elsewhere, Congressman for the Democratic state of Louisiana, Mandie Landry tweeted that all three of her state’s abortion clinics are now closed.
Kristi Noem, Gov. of South Dakota (R) said last week that Plains State’s only abortion clinic in Sioux Falls closed its doors when it called on pro-life lawmakers to “double our focus on caring for mothers in crisis.” Noem’s administration started a new site Friday directing expectant mothers to scrimmage pregnancy resources, financial support and adoption services for unwanted children.
Finally, in Wisconsin, Planned Parenthood has temporarily halted all planned abortions at its Madison and Milawaukee clinics following the Supreme Court ruling, per The Associated Press.
The end of abortion services in several states marks a significant victory for the pro-life movement, which now continues to fight for laws that support women throughout their pregnancies and help mothers raise their children.
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