State Lawmakers Introduced At Least 500 Pro-Life Bills Across The Country

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This year, lawmakers proposed nearly 500 pro-life bills to protect moms and unborn infants from abortion, showing  Americans across the nation are sending a strong message to the United States Supreme Court: it's time to repeal Roe v. Wade and once again defend unborn babies from abortion.

Some state pro-life bills contain provisions that forbid unsafe telemedicine abortions, prohibit abortions after an unborn baby's heartbeat can be detected, and ban abortions that discriminate against unborn babies based on their race, gender, or disability. Other laws focus on informing mothers about the life-saving abortion pill reversal process while keeping abortion facilities in step with the latest health and safety requirements.

According to a Gallup poll conducted in January, 51 percent of Americans believe abortion should never be allowed, or should only be used to save the mother's life, or only in cases of rape or incest or if advisable to save the mother's life.

In recent years, voters in many states have approved pro-life ballot measures by large margins. This year, more pro-life ballot measures are being proposed in Kansas, Iowa, and Kentucky. These bills will allow voters to update their state constitutions to state unequivocally that abortion is not a right or that taxpayers should not fund abortions.

Furthermore, in recent years, states have passed abortion bans in an attempt to overturn Roe v. Wade.

One ban, a 2018 Mississippi law outlawing nearly all abortions after 15 weeks, is currently awaiting a hearing before the Supreme Court, where Justices have taken an exceptionally long period to announce whether a review has been approved or refused, making the scope of the court's appetite to reconsider Roe uncertain.

But not all states are moving toward protecting babies' rights to survive. In New Mexico, lawmakers overturned an abortion ban that had been in effect since 1969 in order to give women a right to abortion in the state even though Roe v. Wade is no longer the national norm.

But abortion advocates think this will fall by the wayside and Roe v. Wade will be overturned soon. Elizabeth Nash, who monitors state reproductive health policies at the Guttmacher Institute, a non-profit that supports unregulated abortion access, said that these days "It's pretty clear the court is solidly anti-abortion. What is unclear is what kind of cases they will take that could undermine abortion rights."

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