Late. Amy Klobuchar proposes codification of Roe V Wade into law

  • Late. Amy Klobuchar suggested codifying abortion rights into law could be the solution to protect access to abortion.
  • Klobuchar said some “pro-choice Republicans” have signaled support for the idea.
  • Her comments come as the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments last week in a case that could bring calm to Wade.

Late. Amy Klobuchar said in an interview Sunday that some Republicans could help codify Roe v. Wade in federal law after the U.S. Supreme Court last week signaled it could avoid precedent and restrict access to abortion.

Her comments come as the Supreme Court heard arguments last week in a case that could lead to the cleansing of Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 Supreme Court ruling that has ensured access to abortion in the United States for decades.

Klobuchar, a Minnesota Democrat, told Chuck Todd during an appearance on “Meet the Press” that Roe v. Wade represented “fifty years of decisions and court decisions, part of the very structure of women’s existence in this country.”

“That’s how our country protected rights, and now they are willing to just turn it upside down,” Klobuchar said of the court. “The answer may well be to do it through the political process now. I do not think it is the right thing to do, but it may be the right way to do it.”

“I think the best way to do that is not a patchwork of state laws, but to say it, codify Roe v. Wade, put it into law. We even have some pro-choice Republicans who have signaled interest in doing so. ” she added.

The case currently before the Supreme Court is Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. At the heart of the case is a 2018 Mississippi law banning abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy, Insiders reported Oma Seddiq. The standard set by Roe prohibits states from banning abortion before about 24 weeks of pregnancy.

During quarrels last week, conservative judges on the court seemed open to throwing Roe v. Wade out.

With a conservative majority on the court secured under former President Donald Trump, Republican-led state legislators across the United States this year targeted access to abortion. A total ban on abortion after six weeks in Texas was allowed to take effect in September, after the Supreme Court refused to stop it.

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