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Abortion decision spotlights Gerrymandering's legislature

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David A. Lieb

The US Supreme Court erroneously decides Roe v. Wade in overturning half a century of national legal protection against abortion It was decided that it was done, and it was time for the state to "return the abortion issue to the elected representatives of the people."

It is arguable whether these elected civil servants really represent the public, thanks to another High Court ruling that allowed the legislature to distort control to the right or left. I have.

In June 2019, three years before the serious abortion ruling, the Supreme Court restrained Partisan gerrymandering, where the Republican or Democratic Party manipulated constituency boundaries to give candidates an edge. I have decided that there is no role.

As a result, many legislatures are more partisan than the population of the entire state. Gerrymandering thrived again as politicians used 2020 census data to redraw districts that could benefit the party in both this year's elections and the next decade.

In some swing states with Republican-led legislatures, such as Michigan and Wisconsin, "probably the main reason why gerrymandering is likely to be illegal," said George Washington University. Political Scientist Chris Warshaw said. A person who analyzes subdivision data.

Meanwhile, "in the states where Democrats gerrymandered, it would probably help make abortion laws more liberal than people would like," he added.

Polls show that the majority of Americans generally support access to abortion, but many should have some restrictions. I'm saying. The

state may be considered a democracy institute. This is the institution most closely associated with people whose public policy is being tested, established and potentially widespread.

Judge Samuel Arito, who wrote for a majority of the Supreme Court in the June 24 abortion ruling, wrote when the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling "shortened the democratic process." A national right to abortion that the state has banned abortion and abused and imposed legislators.

"Our decision returns the abortion issue to their legislative bodies, which allows women on both sides of the abortion issue to influence public opinion, lobby parliamentarians and vote. And the office, "written Arito.

Abortion is already a problem in Wisconsin's governor and legislative elections. Recent Wisconsin polls have shown that in almost or all cases, the majority support legal abortion. However, there is a dispute over the state law of 1849, which could not be enforced until the Roe v. Wade case was dismissed, banning abortion except to save the lives of women.

Democratic Governor Tony Evers supports a court opposition to overturn the law, which was enacted just a year after Wisconsin took office. He also convened a special legislative session in June to abolish it. But the Republican-led parliament and the Senate postponed in just a few seconds without taking action.

The Wisconsin legislature has one of the strongest Republican benefits in the United States in the last decade, under a new district set up for the 2022 elections. It is expected to continue. Election data to assess the partisan inclination of the legislative district.

"These maps distort democracy in Wisconsin," said Parliamentary minority leader Greta Neubauer.

In 2018, the Democratic Party won all major state-wide positions, including the Governor and Attorney General, in races without gerrymandering. However, since the Republicans gained control of the Legislature in the 2010 midterm elections, they have been unable to overcome the gerrymander-rich legislature. The situation, "she said. "We will now overturn this abortion ban."

Republican Rep. Donna Rozar is a former heart nurse who supports abortion restrictions, and Gerrymandering is a party representing their district. He said that we should not stop running good candidates. .. She hopes that a strong abortion debate during the campaign will be brought to the legislative meeting in 2023.

"This is a very important issue for returning to the state, because each state can elect people to represent their values," Rosa says. rice field.

Two years after the election of former President Barack Obama, the 2010 midterm elections were the cornerstone of managing state capitols across the country. Upon entering the election, the Democrats had full control of 27 legislatures and 14 Republicans, with the rest split. However, if the Republican victory is swept, the Republican Party will be responsible for the constituency change in many states. By 2015, after two elections under the new map, the Republicans had full control of 30 legislatures and Democrats with only 11. , Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, etc.

In New Mexico, it is Republicans who claim that Democrat-led parliament is pushing abortion policy beyond the will of many voters. According to PlanScore data, the New Mexico House and Senate districts had a considerable democratic advantage over the last decade, but even more after the district was redrawn based on the 2020 census. It became noticeable.

Democratic Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed a law last year to abolish the 1969 dormant law that banned most abortions. After the Roe v. Wade case was rejected, she signed a presidential order to make New Mexico a safe port for those seeking abortion. Unlike most states, New Mexico has no restrictions on abortion.

"At this point, I don't think the majority of New Mexico people support the abortion policy of New Mexico," said Republican Senator Gaykernan. "New Mexico is basically the capital of the late abortion of the United States." He suggested banning abortion after 15 weeks of gestation, unless at risk. However, the legislation is described by Whip Linda Lopez of the Democratic State Senate as dead on arrival.

Michigan can offer one of the largest tests of the representative government in the country's new abortion battle.

The Republicans created a Michigan constituency after the 2010 Census, so big that they could have helped the Republicans maintain tightly divided House control. According to the Associated Press analysis, it brought benefits. Like Wisconsin, Michigan Democrats won the Governor's election and all other state-wide key positions in 2018, but failed to overcome the Republican-focused legislative district.

Dynamics has changed in this year's elections. According to PlanScore data, Republican dominance has been cut in half under a new legislative district created by a voter-approved citizen's constituency change committee. This could increase the likelihood that the Democratic Party will win an abortion and influence abortion policy.

Michigan Republican Governor Challengers generally uphold 1931 state law (temporarily suspended by judges) that bans abortion unless women's health is compromised doing. Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer, running for reelection, wants to abolish the law.

Republican Rep. Steve Carra said he was considering replacing it with "a forceful one in the 21st century."

"Saving lives is more important than women's right to choose to take their lives," said Carra, who heads a coalition of 321 lawmakers from 35 states. Told. The Supreme Court returns the abortion policy to the state.

Uncertain about the legislative outlook, advocates of abortion have signed a November voting initiative that creates a constitutional right to abortion and allows regulation only "after the fetal life." Is collecting.

"This is the best shot to secure access to abortion," said Democratic Rep. Laurie Poftsky. "Once this is in the hands of voters, they will want to see this voting bill succeed."