Why Every State Should Enshrine Roe
By Carrie N. Baker
Anti-abortion activists, conservative pundits and apparently Donald Trump are outraged about New York’s Reproductive Health Act. Anticipating the demise of Roe v. Wadebecause of Trump’s recent appointments to the Supreme Court, the New York Assembly overturned antiquated pre-Roe laws still on the books, removing abortion from the criminal code.
Opponents claim that the law allows for unrestricted access to abortion through the ninth month of pregnancy. They are wrong.