Anti-abortion activists and legislators appear to be against Roe v. Wade, and they are getting close to eliminating this case. All-male legislators in Alabama Senate voted to highlight this draconian abortion ban, without exceptions for rape or incest. The governor of this state is republican Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey.
Ivey signs the bill. This bill will become the most restrictive abortion law in the country. The next states to pass such a bill are Georgia and Ohio which bans abortions after six weeks.
Last year 15 states adopted 27 new constraints on abortion and family planning. The definitive objective of many of the designers of these regulations, and the abortion prohibitions passed in Ohio, Georgia and Alabama, is to manipulate state legislation to get Roe v. Wade overturned by the Supreme Court, which is now slanted in conservatives’ support.
To be clear, this is not an aim that left-wingers have understood, but one that legislators have come right out and identified on the record.
Outlawing abortion is about controlling women’s liberty, independence, mobility, sexuality and self-determination. Regulations like the ones passed in Georgia, Mississippi and Alabama ― laws that totally disregard things that essentially diminish abortions, like all-inclusive sex education, available birth control, and better social services for parents and children ― are, quite factually, violence on females’ lives.