After High Court Ruling, Abortion Advocates Target Potentially Vulnerable Laws In 8 States
There are laws on the books in Arizona, Florida, Michigan, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Virginia with measures similar to the ones struck down this week by the Supreme Court. The campaign will also go after Texas provisions that weren't included in the ruling.
Los Angeles Times:
Planned Parenthood Targets Eight States' Abortion Restrictions
Emboldened by this week’s Supreme Court ruling, Planned Parenthood has launched a campaign to repeal laws in eight states it says restrict women’s ability to get an abortion. The group plans to target abortion laws in Arizona, Florida, Michigan, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and Texas. Though portions of Texas’ abortion law were found unconstitutional by the Supreme Court, Planned Parenthood said the state has additional restrictions it intends to fight. “We have spent years building the infrastructure to fight these laws.… Getting ready for the day when we could put that plan into action,” said Dawn Laguens, executive vice president of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund. “That day is now.” (Hennessy-Fiske, 6/30)