The Supreme Court changed everything.
Planned Parenthood was caught completely off guard.
And now three more states have taken action to protect the lives of unborn children.
Before the Dobbs decision by the Supreme Court, which overturned Roe v. Wade, states were extremely limited in the actions they could take to prevent abortions.
But now that Roe has been overturned, people have the right through the democratic process to elect leaders who will make laws to protect unborn children.
And that is just what is happening in many states. Democracy is flourishing, and citizens are finally able to confront the issue of abortion in a real way.
In fact, according to an article from NPR, three new states will have their abortion bans go into effect very soon.
“By the end of August, nearly all of the abortion trigger bans in the country will have taken effect,” the article reports.
“Thirteen states have legislation that was designed to automatically outlaw abortions once the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.”
“Barring any last-minute court interventions, three of those states are expected to implement even more draconian laws starting Aug. 25.”
Those three states are Tennessee, Idaho, and Texas.
The article continues, “Since Roe was struck down in June, Tennessee has banned abortions once cardiac activity is detected, which is about six weeks of pregnancy. But on the 25th, nearly all abortions will be outlawed, except in cases related to preventing the death or serious injury of a pregnant woman. That law will make no exceptions for rape or incest.”
“Similar to Tennessee, Idaho has already banned abortions beyond six weeks of pregnancy in a law that took effect on Friday.”
“Abortion has already been outlawed in Texas because of a law from before Roe v. Wade that is now being enforced. The current ban makes no exceptions for rape or incest.”
“The state’s trigger law on Aug. 25 will toughen the punishment for those involved in an illegal abortion – putting physicians who perform the procedure at risk of facing life in prison and fines no less than $100,000. It only allows the procedure for pregnancy patients in a medical emergency.”
The irony in all of this is that the Left claims that these new abortion bans are a “threat to democracy.”
But it is the exact opposite of that. Democracy means that when people vote for something, they actually get it.
In each of those states, the citizens, who are mostly pro-life, have voted for leaders who will implement pro-life laws.
Roe v. Wade prevented those laws from being enforced. Now, the citizens of those states will actually get what they voted for, which is exactly what democracy is supposed to do.
Needless to say, core constitutional rights, like freedom of speech, freedom of religion, the right to bear arms, due process, or the right to not be spied on by the government, should not be subject to democratic votes.
But on every other issue, people should be able to vote for leaders who will enact the laws that they want.
And in the case of abortion, which is not mentioned anywhere in the Constitution, that is now what is happening.