Gillibrand says she’d ‘codifying’ Roe v. Wade if elected President

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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Thursday vowed to “codify” Roe v. Wade if elected President, in the midst of a fierce abortion debate in the Wake of Alabama’s new state law banning almost all abortion procedures.

During a visit to Atlanta, Thursday, the 2020 democratic presidential candidate announced that their “robust reproductive rights agenda,” and promised to take you, plans to continue a “step.”


“First of all, as President, I will codify Roe v. Wade. I’m going to make it clear, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that women in this country have said a guaranteed right to an abortion,” Gillibrand, D-NY.

“Second, I’m going to at the end of the Hyde Amendment, which disproportionately blocks, women of color and low-income women from access to services in connection with abortion,” she went on. “And thirdly, in the most significant step, I will, as President, I will guarantee access to reproductive health care, including abortion, no matter what state you live in.”

Gillibrand added that they ensure a “funding stream”, that women’s access to reproductive health centers in each state.

“I would ensure that no state can pass laws that chip she explained away at access to reproductive care, or the criminalisation of reproductive health providers”. “Federal law should take precedence over harmful state laws, take away women’s reproductive freedom.”

Gillibrand said that she believed that access to abortion is a “constitutionally recognized right.”

“I’m not afraid to follow through and guarantee,” she said. “With the power of the Federal government, it’s about the fundamental question of whether we value women in this country and whether we see them as people who are able to make their own decision.”

She added: “And every Democrat who expect to win the presidency needs to answer definitively, where you stand on this issue.”

Gillibrand’s comments come in the midst of a heated national debate over Alabama’s new state law, which prohibits almost all abortion.

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey, a Republican, under the bill signed into law on Wednesday. The law makes almost all abortions in the state illegally, and makes it a crime, punishable by up to 99 years or life in prison, unless the health of the mother is at risk, with no exceptions for women impregnated through rape or incest.

Republican state Rep. Terri Collins sponsored the bill, addressed to the debate about Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme court decision, the tilt abortions legalized across the nation, and to push judges to the court, to revive.

Currently, the law will not be enforced, due to the current Supreme court ruling making abortion a constitutional right. Ivey confirmed this, as under the bill signed into law.

“In every sense, this act is highly reminiscent of an abortion ban, which has been a part of Alabama law for well over 100 years. As of today, the bill itself recognizes that many years of abortion was not the law to be enforceable, as a result of the U.S. Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade,” she said.

“No matter, is a personal view on abortion, we all recognize that, at least in the short term, this statement can also not be enforceable. As a citizen of this great country, we must always have the authority of the U.S. Supreme Court not to respect, even if we continued to disagree with their decisions,” she said.

“Many Americans, myself included, do not agree, if Roe v. Wade was passed in 1973. The sponsors of this bill believe that it is time, once again, to reconsider for the Supreme court of the United States, this important matter, and you believe that this law can bring about the best opportunity for this to occur.”


A Fox News poll in February, out of voters ‘ familiarity with Roe v. Wade, and 48 percent of the counts said they were “extremely” or “very” familiar with the ruling, while the same number are “a little” or “not at all” familiar with the case.

In addition, 57 percent of voters say the Supreme court should stand, the 46-year-old ruling; this number jumps to 68 percent among those familiar with the case.

Meanwhile, on Capitol Hill on Thursday, house Republican leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., the Alabama law” that goes further than I think said.”

McCarthy said he believed in “exceptions for rape, incest and the life of the mother,” but would not go so far as to refer to whether the Supreme court should strike on the Alabama law, if it is to reach the high court.

But Alabama is not the only state in the nation with an abortion law as restrictive as the one passed this week. In March, Mississippi’s Republican Gov. Phil Bryant signed a bill that outlaws the procedure, most abortion a fetal heartbeat can be detected. The law makes it illegal for a woman to have an abortion after about six weeks of pregnancy.

At the time, the center for Reproductive rights bill called the “blatantly unconstitutional” and has lawsuits, the state blocked the law enters into force on 1.July.

“The term” heartbeat bill ” is a manipulative misleading. These bills have actually rob women of their choice, an #abortion, even before you know you are pregnant,” the group tweeted in March.

In Ohio, legislators proposed a similar measure during former Gov. John Kasich term. Kasich vetoed the proposal, but the new Republican Governor, Mike DeWine, has stated that he supports the bill. The measure passed the Ohio Senate last week.

Kentucky has a similar law last month, and Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, who signed last spring is under pass a ‘heartbeat’ bill into law.

Meanwhile, States like New York, Virginia, New Mexico, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Washington have adopted either new laws expanding abortion access, or are in the direction of the old laws from the books that limit abortion to Stripping.

In New York, non-physicians can now conduct performed abortions and the procedure can, until the mother the due date, if that is a risk to the health of the woman or if the fetus is not viable. The current law only allows abortions after 24 weeks of pregnancy if a woman’s life was in danger.

Fox News’ Ben Florence, Vandana Rambaran, Victoria Balara, and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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