The plaintiffs argue that the law violates the state constitution’s protection for individual privacy rights which, in previous rulings by the state Supreme Court, has been interpreted to include the right to abortion.The efforts in both states come as the Supreme Court has unleashed a frenzy of activity on both sides of the abortion fight, with anti-abortion forces vowing to push for near-total bans in every state in the nation, and abortion rights groups insisting they would harness rage over the decision to take to the streets, fight back in the courts and push the Biden administration to do more to protect abortion rights.The court said its ruling on Friday was needed because of what it called a half-century of bitter national controversy sparked by Roe, but its decision set off more immediate and widespread rancor and mobilizing than the original ruling — and guaranteed pitched battles and extraordinary division ahead.The National Right to Life Committee is promoting model legislation for state bans and has renewed its push for a constitutional amendment banning abortion nationwide.
It and other anti-abortion groups also have pledged to punish prosecutors who have said they would not enforce abortion bans, and to seek legislation prohibiting people from crossing state lines to get abortions or from obtaining abortion pills.Abortion-rights groups promised court fights over the so-called trigger bans that took effect on Friday upon the Supreme Court’s ruling.
Levenson, legal director for the Ohio American Civil Liberties Union, said Sunday that her organization and Planned Parenthood of Ohio would file suit early this week to block the implementation of abortion bans in the state, arguing that abortion is a protected right under the Ohio constitution.
Trump became president in 2017, promised street protests in a “Summer of Rage” and said it would back primary challenges to Democrats it considered complicit in the appointment of the conservative Supreme Court majority.
Gretchen Whitmer has filed suit to stop a nearly century-old ban on abortion from taking effect, activists were collecting signatures on a ballot initiative that would enshrine the right to abortion in the state Constitution.Kristan Hawkins, president of the anti-abortion group Students for Life of America, said its primary focus would now be on preventing pregnant women from getting abortion pills as a workaround to bans.
It had also discussed proposed legislation, modeled along the lines of a Texas law that since September has banned abortion after six weeks, that would allow ordinary citizens to sue anyone who provided abortion services across state lines.A thousand protesters waving signs and chanting objected to the court’s decision outside the State Capitol in Oklahoma City, where Gov.
Kevin Stitt, a Republican, signed one of the strictest abortion bans in the nation last month, in anticipation that the court would overturn Roe.
Jonathan Spencer devoted his two morning sermons to celebrating the court’s decision.
Of the court decision, she said, “I’m ecstatic.”.At the service at the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Nashville on Sunday morning with her husband and 5-month-old daughter, Katie Fullan said she supported the court’s decision.“I am totally for the Supreme Court verdict, I don’t believe in harming innocent children,” said Sharon Sampson
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