Sean Hannity suggested on Tuesday that if the Supreme Court actually overturns Roe v. WadeThe 1973 law legalized abortion nationwide, which is not a concern.
After all, the Fox host claims, “will not lose access to abortion.” While “there may be restrictions in some states,” he added, “there will be plenty of opportunity for everyone who wants a chance.”
Hannity’s comments do not provide a fair depiction of the consequences of having the high court decide the matter at the state level. According to the Guttmacher Institute, 23 states have laws that can be used to restrict access to abortion if Roe overturned. That includes 13 states that currently have a “ban,” meaning abortion would essentially be banned shortly after the Supreme Court ruling.
For example, last week, Republican Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt signed into law a bill that bans abortions after about six weeks — before many women even know they’re pregnant — and makes no exceptions for rape. adultery or incest.
Modeled after the law already in the books in Texas, the law would also allow individuals to sue anyone who not only performs an abortion but even pushes anyone who wants an abortion to a clinic, with little reward. at least $10,000. Stitt passed the legislation less than a month after signing another bill that would make abortion a felony, with a maximum penalty of a $100,000 fine and 10 years in prison.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/hannity-claims-there-will-be-no-loss-of-abortion-access-if-roe-v-wade-is-overturned?source=articles&via=rss Hannity claims there will be no ‘loss of access to abortion’ if Roe v. Wade is overturned