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Step-by-step to total abortion ban

more recently, this idea was even many opponents of Abortion are too extreme. Now it is just in extensive Parts of America a reality. Heartbeat Bill call Conservative, the law, they have placed well in several States by: heartbeat-the law. It abortions after the sixth week of pregnancy prohibits, at the time, so the in a Embryo with a heartbeat is detectable.

On Tuesday evening, the Senate of Alabama has adopted the so far strongest variant of such a law. It allows a termination of pregnancy even in cases of rape or incest, but only if the health of the mother is in danger. Women who violate this clause, not be punished. Doctors who perform a procedure, there is the threat of up to 99 years in prison.

Republicans see the law as evidence that Alabama "for the protection of life". "I believe that we put ourselves in God's place when we end the life of an unborn child," said Senator Clyde Chambliss during the debate. His party had previously sunk one of the Democrats brought in additional to the law, the exceptions provided for in cases of rape or incest. "Today is a dark day for women in Alabama and across the country," said Staci Fox of the organization Planned Parenthood, which advocates a right to abortion. To prohibit abortion, was bad enough. Doctors for it to lock up, but it is beyond the abyss.

"abortion desert" in the South

Alabama is to Georgia, Mississippi, Kentucky, and Ohio the fifth state, has decided this year will be a heartbeat-the law. In a number of other States have also introduced similar initiatives. With some exceptions, those States to the South of the United States, the home country of the religious Right. The proponents of the Right to abortion, talk of an "abortion desert", the moving from Florida to New Mexico. Many women who want to abort their child, there is no longer forced to travel for the procedure in other States, because the hurdles have been increased in the past few years. So there is in Mississippi – a state that is three times as large as Switzerland – today, only a single abortion clinic.

Many women do not know until the sixth week that you are pregnant.

Now, therefore, the heartbeat-laws. In practice, you will come to a total abortion ban, because they give priority to pregnant women, only a very small window of time for a termination of pregnancy. Many women do not know until the sixth week that you are pregnant.

Yet, the laws in any state are in power, anywhere, abortion advocates and civil rights organizations have filed suits or announced. This is also the goal of the conservative activists behind the effort for a ban. Their openly declared intention is to provoke a dispute ends up before the Supreme court in Washington – to make this a turning point in the issue of Abortion, usher in may.

The Supreme Court had decriminalized in 1973, abortions across the country, in a landmark ruling called Roe vs. Wade, by providing the termination of pregnancy under the right to privacy. The religious right, which enjoys within the Republican party's great influence, accepted this judgment, however, never. The reversal of the decision is for these circles for many years, a Holy Grail. Since the election of Donald Trump to the US President, they see themselves encouraged, to try everything to move the Supreme Court for a reassessment. Trump himself was in earlier years a supporter of the Right to abortion. After his candidacy, he began but in order to Woo conservative voters with the promise to appoint only judges who pledge to support a repeal of Roe vs. Wade.

58% for termination of pregnancy

the controversial appointment of the lawyers Kavanaugh Board in the past year, there are now up to the Supreme court a clear conservative majority. Still not sure how the Federal judges are to hear the case. So far, they showed no hurry, and cases to accept, which could lead to a new decision. The Supreme Court cannot reverse a ruling like Roe vs. Wade, simply because the political composition of the court has changed. To overturn a precedent that would make the court, certain objective reasons, new scientific findings, for example, or a fundamentally changed public attitude. Abortion opponents argue that we today know much more about the prenatal development as 45 years ago.

In the population surveys such as those by the Pew show Institute, but a stable majority for the right to abortion. 58 percent of Americans support therefore the termination of pregnancy "in all or nearly all cases", 37 percent disapprove of him.

the tone of The debate, but it has intensified again in recent times. In order to protect the right to abortion, have adopted a number of democratically ruled States, like New York and Vermont last own laws. The one in New York, abortion is too Late after the 24. Week of pregnancy when the Embryo is not viable or the mother's life is in danger. The Republicans talk since then, that the Democrats wanted to legalize the "child murder".

now, it appears that the theme will also play in the election campaign, 2020 a role. A number of presidential candidates, the Democrats condemned the latest act in the state of Alabama. "This prohibition is a dangerous and extraordinarily cruel," said Senator Elizabeth Warren. Kirsten Gillibrand, Senator from New York, spoke of a "war against women": "We must now fight like mad."

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 15.05.2019, at 17:08

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