Senator Amy Klobuchar, a member of D-Minn., Presidential hopeful, did not mince words when she attacked new abortion laws in Republican states and has promised to take action to counter these measures if it won in 2020.
Several states, such as Georgia, have passed "heartbeat bills," which would ban abortions as soon as the fetal heart rate is detected, usually after six weeks, while many women do not know yet pregnant. Last week, Alabama banned almost all abortions at some point, even in case of rape or incest.
ALABAMA LAST STATE OF STATES RESPECTING RESTRICTIVE LAWS ON ABORTION
"It's dangerous," she told host Chris Wallace at "Fox News Sunday." "It's a place we've never seen, I think people have always warned it could happen and it really happened."
Klobuchar said the new laws "would actually allow no one to have an abortion", noting that some states are also trying to cut funding for Planned Parenthood, making contraception less accessible.
Lawmakers, such as the Alabama law sponsor, have made it clear that the goal of adopting such significant restrictions on abortion is to provoke a court challenge. They hope that a case will culminate in the Supreme Court, where a conservative majority could overturn the Roe v. Wade, who said that abortion was a right under the Constitution. If this case is rescinded, each state will be able to decide whether or not to maintain the abortion legally.
To combat this, Klobuchar promised that if Roe c. Wade was overthrown, "I'd make sure we codify Roe v. Wade in the law."
On the other hand, Republicans have expressed concern over proposed bills in states like Virginia and New York that provide for large allowances for abortion, allowing them at any time during a pregnancy and under certain circumstances.
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The Virginia bill, which provoked outrage when delegate Kathy Tran declared that it would allow abortion until birth, failed before the legislature of the United States. 39; State. In January, New York passed the Reproductive Health Act, which removes certain restrictions on third-trimester abortions and allows the procedure at any stage of a woman's pregnancy in certain situations.
Wallace asked Klobuchar if such laws were in force and if he was in favor of legislation allowing late abortions. She responded in the affirmative, in cases where the life or health of the mother is in danger.
"That's exactly what the Supreme Court decision says and it suits me," she said.