Abortion: Attempts to Ban Abortion
In states across the country, we have seen ballot initiatives that attempt to give legal rights to fertilized eggs. These so-called personhood laws would ban all abortions and could potentially make common forms of birth control, like the Pill, illegal. Additionally these types of laws would interfere with doctors' ability to treat life-threatening pregnancies and miscarriages. These laws endanger a woman’s health, her ability to plan a family and are out of step with American values. They are clearly a case of government overstepping its bounds.
Shockingly, some states, have also introduced bills that would ban all abortions outright, in direct contradiction to Roe v. Wade. These efforts are unconstitutional and seek to take away access to safe, legal medical care.