Several Houston providers have stopped performing the procedure. A hearing on Tuesday could allow access again, but only for a few weeks.
The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe vs. Wade has thrown things into chaos for millions of women. Political parties are trying to figure out how best to respond.
“Women will always have abortions. You always had them. There’s nothing stopping women from having abortions,” said Joan Wolf, associate professor of women’s and gender studies at Texas A&M University.
Despite that sentiment, she said Republican lawmakers could still try to end abortion through strict, legal avenues.
“Things like, ‘You can’t support a woman who’s trying to have an abortion in another state.
If they win majorities in Washington, a national abortion ban could be on the table. On the other hand, Democrats are also looking for ways to legally protect women’s suffrage.
“It’s possible that Congress will decide that they take it up, and they’re going to pass a very carefully written law that protects a woman’s right to pursue her health care in consultation with her doctor,” Wolf said.
Although the US Supreme Court ruled that abortion was an issue for states to decide, Wolf said lawsuits would likely result if new measures on reproductive rights were adopted. That means the courts will probably take it up again. Meanwhile, pregnant people must clean up the mess while others decide their rights.
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