Since the US Supreme Court overturned the Roe v. Wade case last week, abortion providers and patients have navigated the evolving legal situation surrounding abortion law and access. I had a hard time on Friday to gate.
In Florida, a law banning abortion 15 weeks later came into force the following Friday, when judges called it a state constitutional violation and said they would sign an order to temporarily stop abortion next week. The ban could have broader implications in the South, where Florida has wider access to procedures than its neighbors.
In Kentucky, the right to abortion was lost and regained within a few days. The so-called trigger law, which almost completely bans proceedings, came into force in a Supreme Court ruling, but a judge blocked the law on Thursday. That is, only two abortion providers in the state can resume patient consultation.
In Texas, abortion resumed during the first six weeks of pregnancy after a Houston judge stated that the patient had that right. At least until the new ban on virtually all abortions comes into force in the coming weeks. However, the state has increased uncertainty by blocking the order from the Texas Supreme Court and requesting prosecutors to now enforce a ban on abortion.
Legal disputes are almost certain to continue to cause confusion for Americans seeking abortion in the near future, and court decisions can immediately overturn access to procedures, states. There is an influx of new patients from the outside. Overwhelming provider.
Some cases include a trigger law specially designed to limit abortion in the event of Law's fall, while others have been suspended until the Supreme Court's ruling and are currently in force. It has been. Many legal objections to abortion restrictions claim that the State Constitution guarantees access to abortion.
Even if a woman travels outside the state with an abortion ban, she may have fewer options to end her pregnancy as the prospect of prosecution continues.
This week, Montana's planned parent-child relationship has stopped providing drug abortion to patients living in banned states such as South Dakota, Arkansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. .. This move reflects how seriously the prospect of prosecution is taken, even for abortion donors in states that hold the right to abortion.
Planned Parenthood North Central States, which provides procedures in Minnesota, Iowa, and Nebraska, tells patients that they must take both medications in their regimen with an abortion permit. I have.
"There is a lot of confusion and concern that healthcare providers may be at risk, and healthcare providers limit their responsibilities so that they can provide care to those in need. I'm trying, "said director Dr. Daniel Grossman. Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health, a research group at the University of California, San Francisco.
Planned Parenthood North Central States spokeswoman Emily Bisek tells patients that it must be legal to complete a drug abortion in an "unknown and ambiguous" legal environment. He said he decided. , You should take 2 tablets at 24-48 hour intervals. She said most patients in the banned states are expected to opt for surgical abortion.
The use of abortion drugs is the most common way to end pregnancy since 2000, when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved mifepristone, the leading drug used for drug-induced abortion. The method. It is an abortion drug when taken with misoprostol, a drug that causes spasms that empty the uterus.
Access to pills has become an important battle for abortion rights, and the Biden administration is preparing to claim that the state cannot ban FDA-approved medicines.
Kim Floren, called Justice Empowerment Network, which runs an abortion fund in South Dakota, said the development would further limit women's choices and could increase the number of people traveling to Colorado for abortion. I did.
"The purpose of these laws is to scare people anyway," Floren said of the abortion state ban and telemedicine counseling for drug abortion. "Logistics to actually do these is a nightmare, but it depends on the fact that people are scared."
South Dakota medical and bone disorder inspectors take medicine for abortion without permission. South Dakota law that threatens punishment for serious offenses came into force on Friday for prescribers.
Republican Governor Kristi Noem, an ardent opponent of abortion, said in a statement, "Doctors who deliberately violate the law and prescribe these medicines to end human life You will be prosecuted. "