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At least NY State has updated it’s abortion laws. Not sure on other States. Having read the law and seen the reactions, the reactions are stronger than the new laws. Abortion is the hottest of hot-button issues and strong reactions are to be expected. The thing is, forces on “both sides of the political aisle” are using people’s ignorance on the law to whip up the ignorant.
The new NY State Law is short. The New York State Legislature passed only a new article, Article 25-A to the Reproductive Health Act. It states in part,
1. A HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONER LICENSED, CERTI- 43 FIED, OR AUTHORIZED UNDER TITLE EIGHT OF THE EDUCATION LAW, ACTING WITH- 44 IN HIS OR HER LAWFUL SCOPE OF PRACTICE, MAY PERFORM AN ABORTION WHEN, 45 ACCORDING TO THE PRACTITIONER’S REASONABLE AND GOOD FAITH PROFESSIONAL 46 JUDGMENT BASED ON THE FACTS OF THE PATIENT’S CASE: THE PATIENT IS WITHIN 47 TWENTY-FOUR WEEKS FROM THE COMMENCEMENT OF PREGNANCY, OR THERE IS AN 48 ABSENCE OF FETAL VIABILITY, OR THE ABORTION IS NECESSARY TO PROTECT THE 49 PATIENT’S LIFE OR HEALTH.
From what I heard on the news, New York’s Lawmakers have made it so Physician’s Assistants and Nurse Practitioners can now execute abortions.
The bulk of Article 25-A, which is linked above repeals and re-frames pre Roe vs. Wade Laws and updates laws on things like assault and murder committed against pregnant women. Those laws are in Sections 6 forward. Section 4 is a kind of repeal on education.
Section 3 of Article 25-A repeals the need for abortions performed from weeks 12-24, again the 24th week being the final week for elective abortion, in a hospital.
What the Bill or Article does not do is legalize abortion on demand after 24 weeks. Contrary to what Pro-Life demagogues are saying, no one can legally abort their baby on the sixth day of the third week of the eighth month of a pregnancy.
The Current Controversy About Abortion Laws is a Bunch of Hot Air.
Alex isn’t the only Shady-Shady Playing on People’s Emotions with Carefully Crafted Information.
As for the “Pro-Choice” lawmakers who passed the Article 25-A Amendment, none of their talk and posturing is going to stop a Supreme Court rebuilt by President Trump from shutting down abortions if they heard a case and ruled that way. What is going on is that the “oil-drilling” Mayor of New York City at least was a Clinton Operative. The New York State Governor has Presidential Aspirations and, Women’s Marches and the anniversary of Roe vs. Wade anniversary just passed. Other than that, NY doesn’t have too many great people among it’s populace.