Tampa Bay women's groups protest recent abortion bans

Abortion is among the most divisive political issues in the US and the doorsteps of abortion clinics nationwide have become the sight of daily standoffs between pro and anti-abortion rights activists

Tampa Bay women's groups protest recent abortion bans

It's a unusual dichotomy.

"If the court did uphold the Alabama law, then other states would be free to pass similar laws - and might", Cohen said.

"From 1983 to 2010, states were only passing an average of 15 pro-life laws", researcher Michael New of Catholic University told CBN News.

Asked if Roe vs. Wade was now in peril, Ziegler was unequivocal.

None of the abortion bans enacted this year has taken effect, and legal experts predict they will be blocked while legal challenges play out.

The Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade protects women and doctors from breaking that law. Oh brother. The Constitution shows that the courts, including the Supreme Court, were never created to legislate or execute our laws.

"We must stand in solidarity and in opposition against extremist and unconstitutional laws that put the health and wellbeing of families at risk", Solis said.

Could the Justices be Swayed by a Nation Turning More Pro-Life? "That's a pretty substantial change in a relatively short amount of time".

"Popular opinion does have some impact on the way they rule. They want to control a fetus, but as soon as it grows up to be 18, they ship it off to war".

Referencing his faith, he's noted often that he believes his church's teachings that abortion is morally wrong but added that shouldn't dictate public policy.

They came with costumes, protest signs and passion, arguing federal law passed by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1973 should remain the law of the land. "We're going to fight back; we're not going to let this happen".

Abortion is also shaping up to be a clear campaign issue in the Democratic primary.

And New pointed out on the other side, "We see a surge in activism, especially in conservative states".

Even President Donald Trump, who has close ties to the anti-abortion movement, recently tweeted he opposes eliminating the rape and incest exceptions in abortion laws. We're glad to see so many people standing up for these rights in the #StopTheBans demonstrations.

"Abortion laws in many Muslim countries are far ahead of the laws in the United States", said Azizi. For instance, can a baby be killed after its heartbeat can be detected?

"We must have that special kind of faith that our secretary of state will be fair and impartial in elections and on contentious ballot issues", Clark said.

Still, clambering on to a moral high ground, the people who profess to care for an unborn foetus inflict pain and misery on the woman.

"It's a woman's right to choose", Baker said. "Most of the time it is working class women that suffer from restrictions on abortions".

On Monday, the Supreme Court took no action to revive two restrictive laws from Indiana.

She said: "They're trying to basically demonise us as if I had done some horrendous thing in my life and so part of going there is to show that we're here and that we exist".

"None of today's abortion "bans" are bans". "But I come from Indiana". And at first I didn't like them there because they reminded me of what we were doing.

Yvonne Garcia, from the American Civil Liberties Union of OR, told the crowd that the national group has already filed lawsuits challenging recent abortion restrictions in Kentucky and OH and plans to do the same in Georgia and Alabama. While several others are doing the exact opposite. "I did not believe in God, and I'd fallen away from the church at a very early age".

"These old white guys, they don't get this choice".

"So could it be that the day is near?" "My big fear is that [the bans] will be national". It may well be.

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