TThe Supreme Court's decision to overturn theRoe v. Wade caseon June 24 has resulted in abortion in some states. Caused an immediate ban. In anticipation of the ruling, it has legislation prepared to close abortion clinics within the border.
LandNew Laws,Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Agencyauthorizes states to deny access to abortion services. An estimated 36 million people were immediately affected by the enforcement of the so-called "Trigger Act" (although a Louisiana judge on Monday put the state banon hold.). However, access is expanding in other states.
Which state is the "safe shelter" for abortion?
At least 16 states and Washington, D.C. plan to continue to protect the right to abortion at the state level.
Some of these states are out of state for care, including California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, and Washington.
What a safe haven state for abortion can and cannot do.
The Legislature has the authority to enhance access to abortion in several ways. Allocate more money to the abortion clinic. Request a health insurance plan to cover the procedure. Or expand the types of medical professionals who are allowed to provide abortion. For people from states with strict abortion laws. Both California and Maryland have recently passed a lawthat guarantees that abortion costs are covered by insurance companies. The four states have expanded the pool of medical professionals who can provide abortion, allowing nurse practitioners and medical assistants to manage abortion.
However, while the state is working to cover costs and increase access, there is still little legal protection for those who cross state boundaries due to abortion. Connecticut legislators amend the extradition law of the state to prevent disclosure of medical records of patients outside the state, thereby allowing individuals and health care providers traveling for abortion in other states. Earlier this year, we passed a bill that protects us from being prosecuted under more restrictive legislation.
What could happen next
Texas abortion bans give consideration of what will come to a safe haven state Offers. In the four months after Texas banned almost all abortions six weeks later, Planned Parenthood said the number of abortion cases increased by nearly 800% at clinics in neighboring states. State politicians may promise continuous access to abortion to anyone seeking it, but providing it depends more on the capabilities of the abortion center and more to keep up with rising demand. Requires funding and medical professionals.
There is also the question of whether states where abortion is prohibited move to punish them for moving across state boundaries to have an abortion. Missouriproposed a lawthat would allow individuals to sue individuals to help patients cross state boundaries for abortion, but the law was later blocked. Write to
Simmone Shah (firstname.lastname@example.org).