Éditorial du NYT rappelant les grandes manœuvres des pro life
Au Dakota du Nord, avortement impossible dès la détection de battements de cœur (soit autour de 6 semaines après la conception !)
The Campaign to Outlaw Abortion - NYTimes.com
But North Dakota joins a growing list of states trying to set that limit earlier, including Arkansas and its unconstitutional ban after 12 weeks, enacted just three weeks ago.
North Dakota’s Republican governor, Jack Dalrymple, signed extreme laws that went even further, centering on a brazenly unconstitutional ban on nearly all abortions once a fetal heartbeat is “detectable.” That could be as early as six weeks into pregnancy, when some women do not even know they are pregnant, and requires testing with a transvaginal ultrasound.
The six-weeks ban stands little chance of surviving a court challenge.
Le NYT rappelle le vaste mouvement anti planning familial en cours dans de nombreux états.
The campaign goes beyond abortion to the continuing Republican drive in Texas and other states to close down Planned Parenthood clinics that provide critical services like birth control counseling and cancer screenings. So far, nine states have acted to defund Planned Parenthood, threatening preventive care relied upon by hundreds of thousands of people. A pending bill in Arkansas takes the ultra-extreme approach of barring any company that contracts with a health center that provides abortions or gives women information about all their pregnancy options from receiving any state contracts or public funds.
In addition to the outright six-weeks ban, Mr. Dalrymple also approved a copy of a 2012 Mississippi statute (which is under federal court challenge) that requires doctors performing abortions to get admitting privileges at a local hospital. That medically unnecessary requirement could shut down North Dakota’s sole abortion provider.
Et, cerise sur le gâteau, le Dakota du Nord organisera un référendum sur les droits individuels de l’œuf fécondé…
And this is on top of the North Dakota Legislature’s decision to put on next year’s ballot a so-called personhood measure that would give a fertilized egg the full range of individual rights, and could outlaw abortion and threaten access to fertility treatments as well as to widely used forms of birth control. Voters have defeated similar measures in Mississippi and Colorado.