According to Politico’s bombshell publishing of a leaked draft, the Supreme Court is set to invalidate the constitutional validity of Roe V. Wade. It has been widely speculated that this leak is the result of unethical, possibly illegal action, from one of the leftist justices.
Getting lost in the hullabaloo of the moment is that any Supreme Court decision to strike down Roe wouldn’t immediately make access to murdering babies illegal nationwide. Instead, it would return the decision making to each individual state. States might outlaw the heinous and cruel act, but others might not. California and Colorado, for example, are seeking to become sanctuary states for baby killing.
Fortunately, it seems that a majority of the union is composed of a more morally and intellectually honest group of legislators and governors. A report released in the fall of 2021, and updated to reflect any current changes, from the Guttmacher Institute predicts 26 states are certain or likely to ban abortion in the absence of its corrupt judicial fiat first estabished in 1973.
The report stated:
“If Roe were overturned or fundamentally weakened, 22 states have laws or constitutional amendments already in place that would make them certain to attempt to ban abortion as quickly as possible. Anti-abortion policymakers in several of these states have also indicated that they will introduce legislation modeled after the Texas six-week abortion ban.
By the time the Supreme Court hears oral arguments in the Mississippi case, there will be nine states in this group with an abortion ban still on the books from before Roe v. Wade, 13 states with a trigger ban tied to Roe being overturned, five states with a near-total abortion ban enacted after Roe, 11 states with a six-week ban that is not in effect and one state (Texas) with a six-week ban that is in effect, one state with an eight-week ban that is not in effect and four states whose constitutions specifically bar a right to abortion. Some states have multiple types of bans in place.”
The report from the Guttmacher Institute then goes on to note each of the states’ laws, including those that were in effect prior to Roe ever being adjudicated (and would thus revert back to pre-Roe conditions) as well as those with a so-called trigger. In that case, a federal removal of abortion protections would trigger the immediate legal standing of state abortion laws. Those states would either see a near ban or six-week ban.
Interestingly, a reading of that compilation of states and their predicted legal outcomes (shown below) reveals that several states have six-week bans on the ritual sacrifice of children to the gods of postmodern secularism. Did you know that? I certainly wasn’t aware of Texas-like restrictions. For all of the noise last year over Governor Abbott’s advancement of human rights in the Lone Star State, one could be forgiven for thinking it was a first-of-its-kind measure. That was no doubt part of the intentions of the radicalists framing the debate.
Below is the information assembled by the Guttmacher Institute showing which states have what laws. The repeal of Roe will have a reverberating effect across the landscape – in a good way.
Alabama—Pre-Roe ban, Near-total ban, State constitution bars protection
Arkansas—Pre-Roe ban, Trigger ban, Near-total ban
Idaho—Trigger ban, Six-week ban
Kentucky—Trigger ban, Six-week ban
Louisiana—Trigger ban, Near-total ban, Six-week ban, State constitution bars protection
Mississippi—Pre-Roe ban, Trigger ban, Six-week ban
Missouri—Trigger ban, Eight-week ban
North Dakota—Trigger ban, Six-week ban
Oklahoma—Pre-Roe ban, Trigger ban (effective November 1, 2021), Near-total ban, Six-week ban
South Carolina—Six-week ban
South Dakota—Trigger ban
Tennessee—Trigger ban, Six-week ban, State constitution bars protection
Texas—Pre-Roe ban, Trigger ban, Six-week ban
Utah—Trigger ban, Near-total ban
West Virginia—Pre-Roe ban, State constitution bars protection
This post originally appeared on The Blue State Conservative.