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Warren unveils abortion rights platform following new laws

18 May 2019

Echoing a common talking point, New York Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez suggested that the law would make abortion punishable with jail time, including "women victimized by rape+incest", while lamenting the lack of "added punishments for rapists".

Mary Ziegler, a law professor at Florida State University, said the court may shy away from addressing the bitterly divisive issue for the moment. The superstar singer posted a photo of 25 Alabama Republican state Senators, which consist of white men, and put them on blast for voting in favor of the ban.

These extremist Republican lawmakers know what the law is - but they don't care. "No abortions after a heartbeat is detected, no abortions after the baby can feel pain, abortions are outlawed after Roe v. Wade is overturned".

"Congress should do its job and protect their constituents from these efforts", said Warren. "In the face of a federal government intent on rolling back Roe v. Wade and women's reproductive rights, I promised that we would enact this critical legislation within the first 30 days of the new session - and we got it done".

Amid Alabama enacting the strictest abortion ban in America, presidential candidate and U.S. Sen.

"When I was a little girl, it was a time when back alley abortions killed people".

The rights would "prohibit states from interfering in the ability of a health care provider to provide medical care, including abortion services", she wrote. Warren also proposed repealing the Hyde Amendment, "which blocks abortion coverage for women under federally funded health care programs like Medicaid, the VA, and the Indian Health Service".

Dr. Yashica Robinson, who is the medical director of the Alabama Women's Center for Reproductive Alternatives, said she "will not change my daily routine" when the legislation, which bans the procedure in almost all cases, including rape and incest, starts being enforced in six months. "And because these federal protections would be valid on a variety of constitutional grounds - including equal protection and the commerce clause - they would ensure that choice would remain the law of the land even if the Supreme Court overturns Roe". The only legal option for those seeking an abortion would be if the pregnant person's life were at risk, and doctors who perform an "illegal" abortion would face decades in prison.

The Missouri bill, HB 126, would also change the state's parental notification requirements so that rather than needing written consent from one parent in order for a minor to have an abortion, both parents would need to be notified.

Warren unveils abortion rights platform following new laws