Abortion laws in the US seem to be quite unsteady as many declare it legal while others do not. With a change in the recent administration in the state of Virginia, the new Attorney General has decided to stay away from the legal brief stating that the states should from now on decide independently on the fates of abortion cases and that Virginia would no longer be liable to decide for any women who wish to undergo the process.
Change of Attorney General Changes Abortion Rules In The State Of Virginia
According to the newly elected Attorney General of Virginia, Jason S. Miyares, a Republican, the decision given for the historic Roe v. Wade case of 1973 should be overturned. The Mississippi law that bans abortion after the 15th week of pregnancy should be overturned should be constitutional. Virginia had once been a part of a group of 22 states that had fought against the law of Mississippi, saying that it was unconstitutional. But, being an opponent of abortion, a letter was written addressing the Supreme Court that the state believes the Constitution has no part to play in cases of abortive practices. Hence, he has decided to strike its name from the arguments. If the Supreme Court goes for this change indecision, then the other US states would also have to decide on their abortion rights. As many as 20 states are up for a ban or restriction over abortion cases while 15 of them are against the ban.
Earlier, in the presence of the Democratic Attorney General, Mark Herring, Virginia used to support abortion as he strongly believed in giving this freedom to women. He considered that the legalization of abortion rights is a necessity for many women. As a matter of fact, it had been a part of strong arguments that supported the Roe v. Wade decision of the court. It again got a reaffirmation during the time of Planned Parenthood v. Casey case of 1992. But with his defeat in the hands of Jason Miyares on January 15, 2022, the rules are seeing a change. Virginia solicitor, General Andrew Ferguson, had written to the Supreme Court on Friday that Virginia’s position is being reconsidered and that the state does not belong to the brief any longer. Moreover, the states are now free to determine their own legal regulations regarding abortion.
This letter had been disclosed on the day of the 49th Annual National March for life that took place in the capital of Washington DC, where many people from all over the US had gathered to support this decision, and many wished that the Supreme Court had overturned the decision. Life begins with conception is what many women participants said. They shared their ideas that it is no one’s right to take away the life of the unborn. It is very much necessary to stop the laws that say abortion is right. Many young people who believed in the concept of anti-abortion said that it is kind of killing a life. Some felt that many women go through mental trauma for such acts. They are against the legalization of abortion and had gathered to hear the Supreme Court’s decision over the Roe v. Wade case.
A political battle is surging between the Republican and Democratic lawmakers who are up against each other in preserving their own rights. While the Republicans are trying to propose new restrictions and laws regarding the practice in the States of Mississippi and Texas, the Democratic side is trying to protect the law from getting restricted. It is now in the hands of the Supreme Court to give its decision that would decide the fate of many women who are looking forward to justice.