What if Roe Were No More?
Abortion supporters in America are beside themselves. They are waving their coat hangers and highlighting stories of women who were harmed by abortion before it was legalized in 1973. Former Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards is making the rounds of the abortion-friendly news shows, and outlets are running stories with headlines like this one at NPR: “Abortion-rights advocates preparing for life after Roe.”
This is all a bit hyperbolic, but what has them in such a stir is President Trump’s decision to nominate Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. The Roe lovers are acting as if the day Kavanaugh is confirmed will be the last day for legal abortion in the U.S.
If only that were true! But of course it’s not.
What is true is that Judge Kavanaugh, who has spent a dozen years on the D.C. District Court of Appeals, has a solid track record of voting in favor of the U.S. Constitution, and Roe v. Wade was a travesty where that was concerned. Even Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has said as much.
Once Kavanaugh is confirmed, we still do not know how many justices would be willing to overturn Roe, but even if the day comes when it is overturned, abortion will still be too much with us.
Overturning Roe would not end abortion. It would merely return control of the deadly procedure to the states. Four states — North and South Dakota, Louisiana and Mississippi — would ban abortion immediately. Another 10 states whose abortion laws were nullified by Roe could take steps to re-enact those bans. Some in the media are predicting that 22 states would abolish abortion.
Other states would keep abortion legal. In New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is already trying to make sure access to abortion remains unimpeded in his state, one of the abortion capitals of our nation. Other states with abortion-friendly majorities in their legislatures and statehouses would likely follow suit…
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