The Anti-Abortion Rights Strategy
â€œOne state at a time – and then go national!â€
That is the new anti-choice strategy and itâ€™s working!
The 20-week abortion ban is the anti-choice extremists’Â target right now. Â They believe the ban will be their opening to challenge and, ultimately, overturn Roe v. Wade.
Over the course of the last 12 months, these strategic zealots have managed to get this ban – a prohibition of all abortions from 20 weeks on – passed into law in 15 states, with others including Wisconsin, New Hampshire, and Ohio considering bans as well.
These bans are so extreme that a woman is prohibited from terminating a pregnancy even in cases of severe fetal anomalies.
By showing success in individual states, these anti-choice extremists gained leverage in Washington DC. They used it to convince their legislative partners in the House of Representatives to introduce the same ban in Congress – and it passed in the HouseÂ on May 13, 2015.
Then on June 11, 2015, Republican presidential candidate Senator Lindsey Graham introduced the bill in the Senate, and every single 2016 GOP presidential hopeful quickly endorsed it; and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has promised to get it to the floor of the Senate for a vote.
Maybe you think this doesn’t affectÂ you because you live in New York.
Think again! If the 20-week ban is passed by Congress then it becomes New York’s law too.
For now, the Senate Democrats will hopefully block the ban; and if they fail, President Obama will likely veto it. But the legislation is gaining momentum.