Abcarian: The anti-abortion gang that couldn’t shoot straight has lost again.
There’s a new law on the books that’s designed to do something that most people would agree with: mandate that doctors can’t abort a woman’s most vulnerable child on the basis of her personal feelings or her race, and they should just wait till she makes it for them.
The bill passed the House earlier this summer and received unanimous, bipartisan support in the Senate. In the House, more than 90 percent of Democrats voted for the bill, and it was supported by nearly 70 percent of Republicans. All House Republicans voted in favor of the bill when it passed the House.
According to NARAL Pro-Choice America, more than 90 percent of abortions for black women are performed because of the availability of abortion in their communities. Black women are five times as likely to be aborted than are white women. And most abortions for black women are botched.
This law would prohibit physicians from terminating a pregnancy for any reason, including, let’s face it, economic reasons. The bill also would prohibit a woman’s ability to abort her child if she has a fetus that was diagnosed with a severe birth defect, was found to be non-viable after 24 weeks, has a serious disease or condition that might pose a serious risk to her health or life, or has been diagnosed with a hereditary disorder.
The bill was signed into law by President Barack Obama this past Sunday, but the White House said it should have been signed one year ago. And it would have gone into effect this spring, which would have been the first of the new laws.
It is still scheduled to go into effect on March 24, 2015.
When we hear about issues like this, it is important to understand that in certain contexts, the bill is not a new one. The most common version of this bill was passed unanimously back in 2008 and was signed into law by President George W. Bush.
This means that the bill is not completely new. This is the bill that was the most common way to