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New Round of State Abortion Battles Winding up After Draft

May 05, 2022 View Original Article
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    6% Center

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  • Policy Leaning

    90% Extremely Conservative

  • Politician Portrayal

    64% Negative

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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

63% : The rhetoric on both sides points to a growing fight over access, with anti-abortion advocates hoping to shrink the number of states where the procedure remains legal if Roe is overturned.
50% : Protesters gather at the steps of the Michigan State Capitol building in Lansing, Mich., Tuesday, May 3, 2022, during a rally organized by Planned Parenthood Michigan in response to the news that the U.S. Supreme Court could be poised to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade case that legalized abortion nationwide.
50% : In Pennsylvania, abortion is legal under state law for the first 24 weeks of pregnancy.
43% : The Supreme Court's apparent intention to abolish a nationwide right to abortion, spelled out in a draft opinion leaked this week, will expand the battlefield of the nation's most highly charged culture war, taking it to states where abortion access has long been assured.
43% : And that's what we're trying to protect against."Colorado Democrats and advocates say they will seek a ballot measure in 2024 to enshrine abortion access in the constitution and repeal a 1980s constitutional amendment that bans public funding for abortion.
41% :Republican states are expected to ban or restrict abortion, but tactics also could include an aggressive effort to go beyond their borders to sue abortion providers and find other ways to punish those who assist a woman in securing an abortion.
41% : Roughly half of U.S. states are expected to move quickly to ban or greatly restrict abortion if that happens.
39% : Democrats in blue states are bracing for a wave of legal attacks and other maneuvers seeking to undermine access, and some are even taking steps to enshrine the right to abortion in their constitutions, making it much more difficult to impose a ban in the future.
37% : If they succeed, you can add North Carolina to the list of states that will ban abortions," Cooper, who has vetoed efforts to limit abortion since 2019, said in a recent fundraising letter.
35% : Democrats control the state Senate by only one vote and have one caucus member who opposes abortion and has indicated an openness to new restrictions.
31% :"We will not allow the tentacles of Texas to get into Washington state," said Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee, who vowed to make Washington a sanctuary for those seeking abortion.
30% : Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat who has vetoed recent legislation restricting abortion, is not running because of term limits.

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