Here’s more of this week’s news about abortion in America that you may have missed:
Biden calls for exclusion from filibuster for codification Caviar
During a press conference last week, President Joe Biden voiced support for codification Rowe vs. Wade into law, noting its most specific call for legislative action to protect abortion at the federal level. With the Democrats short of votes to defeat the filibuster, the President has proposed eliminating abortion rights.
“If a filibuster gets in the way, it’s like voting rights, it should be ‘we provide an exception for this’ to demand an exception for the filibuster so that this action is relevant to the Supreme Court’s decision,” Biden said, repeatedly urging voters to elect Democrats in November.
However, obstacles still stand in the way of the Democrats. While Sen. Joe Manchin (DW.Va.) expressed his support for codification Caviar into law, both he and sen. Kirsten Cinema (D-Arizona) Not committed to changing Senate rules to protect abortion rights. Even if the Democrats get the two seats needed to potentially get enough votes to amend the filibuster, the exception will be worthless if the Republicans take control of the House in November.
Progressives urge Biden to take action and use executive power
Although Biden has pledged to codify Caviarprogressives want more executive action.
Last week, members of Congress and state legislators proposed that the executive branch can declare a public health emergency, use federal lands to set up abortion clinics in states where it is prohibited by law, increase access to abortion drugs, and ensure that military personnel can perform abortions regardless of location.
“It’s time for people to see a real, powerful push for this,” the spokesperson said. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (DN.Y.) tweeted after Biden’s filibuster comments. “Use a bully pulpit. We need more. “
Biden promised more action, but stressed that people heading to the polls during the midterms and electing Democrats to codify Caviar, the only way to “really” protect the right to abortion. For now, the president has committed to protecting people who travel to other states to have an abortion while he pushes for legislative action.
The battle over trigger laws is raging in several states
FROM CaviarAfter the law was repealed, a handful of conservative states quickly enacted trigger laws aimed at an immediate statewide ban on abortion. But some have faced significant opposition, leading to legal battles in state courts.
In Florida, a state district court judge hit the governor. Ron DeSantis attack on abortion protection, ruling to temporarily block the new law it would ban all abortions in the state after 15 weeks of pregnancy, with no exception for victims of rape, incest, or human trafficking. DeSantis vowed to appeal the decision. A similar fight is played out in Oklahoma, Louisiana, Utah and Kentucky.
Laws banning this medical procedure have gone into effect in at least four states, including Arkansas, Missouri, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Last week, the Mississippi Attorney General approved a state law to prosecute. Under state law, the ban will take effect within 10 days of certification.
“This whole legal battle was never aimed at winning in court; it’s always been about creating a culture of living, and that’s exactly what we’re doing here in Mississippi,” the Republican governor said. Tate Reeves on Fox News Sunday.
States including Texas, North Dakota, Wyoming, Idaho, and Tennessee have trigger laws that go into effect 30 days after a court decision to repeal. Caviaror after government officials confirm the bans.
Google says it will remove location data due to abortion cybersecurity concerns
Due to cybersecurity concerns for people seeking abortion, Google announced on Friday he will soon delete the location logs of people visiting abortion clinics.
Immediately after the publication of POLITICO draft judgment the abolition of the right to abortion, Google searches for abortion drugs skyrocketedespecially in states that may have restricted the procedure.
the tech giant said it plans to roll out a feature that allows users to delete multiple period tracking data records from the Fitbit and Google Fit apps at the same time.
Abortion rights advocates on social media have suggested that people remove all period-tracking apps. But removing Clue from the home screen may not be enough of a cybersecurity solution, and apps like this have really gained users since then. Caviar was overturned according to the New York Times.
Court security chief: get off their lawns
On Friday, a senior Supreme Court security officer ordered Maryland and Virginia officials to put an end to protests outside judges’ homes.
Court Marshal Gail Curly wrote to the Governor of Maryland. Larry Hogan and Governor of Virginia. Glenn Youngkin, both Republicans, is asking them to enforce state laws against picketing outside private homes.
“For weeks, large groups of protesters, yelling slogans, using megaphones and beating drums, have been picketing judges’ homes in Maryland,” Kerley wrote in his letter to Hogan.
Hogan and Youngkin the Ministry of Justice asked in May. help protect the judges of the court. In response to Kerley’s letter, Hogan’s spokesman said the governor called on the Justice Department to act in accordance with “clear and unambiguous” federal law and that the constitutionality of the state law in question was under review. The spokesperson added that Hogan has instructed the state police to further consider enforcement options.