The Supreme Court allowed a Texas law to stand that prohibits abortions after a heartbeat is detectable, approximately 6 weeks into a pregnancy.
New York Representative, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, immediately Tweeted that this meant the end of Roe V Wade:
“Republicans promised to overturn Roe v Wade, and they have. Democrats can either abolish the filibuster and expand the court, or do nothing as millions of peoples’ bodies, rights, and lives are sacrificed for far-right minority rule. This shouldn’t be a difficult decision.”
Overstatement is a trademark of abortion zealots like Ms. Ocasio-Cortez. The truth isn’t.
Missouri Representative, Cori Bush joined the chorus of lies:
“In the span of one week the Supreme Court forced 11 million households to face eviction and effectively overturned Roe v. Wade in the middle of the night. This is what far-right extremism looks like. We need to expand the court.”
Sadly, the Supreme Court did NOT overturn Roe despite assertions to the contrary, as the Court emphasized in their decision:
“In reaching this conclusion, we stress that we do not purport to resolve definitively any jurisdictional or substantive claim in the applicants’ lawsuit. In particular, this order is not based on any conclusion about the constitutionality of Texas’s law, and in no way limits other procedurally proper challenges to the Texas law, including in Texas state courts.”
What Iowa readers may not understand is: if Roe WERE to be overturned next session, Iowa would be unaffected. As of this writing, abortion is only allowed in Iowa up to the point when the unborn person can feel pain, which is 20 weeks.
That law could fall with one lawsuit.
That is why Iowans for LIFE is so engaged in promoting the passage of the Protect Life Amendment. This Amendment simply makes the Iowa Constitution abortion-neutral, allowing Iowans through their legislators to prudentially regulate human abortion.
Iowa abortion activists have and will continue to assert that it bans abortion in Iowa.
It does not.
It simply undoes a 2018 Iowa Supreme Court decision that claims there is a fundamental right to abortion hidden within our state constitution, a breathtaking judicial overreach.
You are being lied to by abortion advocates at the local, state, and national level.