After Alabama, Can The Right to Abortion Be Saved?
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FEATURING JODI JACOBSON – Actions were held in cities around the United States on Tuesday to oppose the slate of anti-abortion laws that Republicans are passing in state after state. Abortion rights activists sounded the alarm bells after Georgia’s so-called fetal heart beat ban passed. But it was when Alabama passed a near-total ban on abortion that anger around the nation has swelled even more.
President Trump, perhaps realizing the continued popularity of abortion access among the public, distanced himself from the extremism of the pro-lifers who don’t want even women who have been raped to have control of their bodies, saying on Twitter, “I am strongly Pro-Life, with the three exceptions, rape, incest and protecting the life of the mother.”
But of course it has been Trump who has created the biggest opening in decades for the anti-abortionists to overturn the Roe V. Wade Supreme Court decision granting women the constitutional right to control their own uteruses.
Jodi Jacobson, President and Editor in Chief of Rewire.News.