So it is now alright for any state government to enact and enforce laws that contravene already established federal laws?? If the state believes that the laws or the rulings is in error or flawed, they have the right to just ignore/disobey them? And to simply pass their own law! The SC had ruled many times that abortion is a right of all women. And, is a right protected under the due process and privacy clauses in the Constitution(implicit clauses). So far only 2 states have ignored this(Texas and Mississippi). And, have simply passed their own abortion laws.They didn't have to.....they believed, as many do, the 1973 Roe decision was in error, & because of that their legislatures did exactly what it should do, legislate new law. If objected to, & litigated in lower appellate courts, then the Supreme Court could get involved. They did, & their decision on the Mississippi law is what is pending, which could effectively reverse Roe if they decide that the 1973 Court was in error.
IMHO, if that comes to pass they don't get away with just saying so, they will have to show how the 1973 Court erred, precisely.........& if they decide it erred in the 1973 Court's decision's entirety, or if just in parts crucial enough to negate key components to the 1973 Roe decision, so much so that the remainder can't remain to stand intact, they can call for a complete reversal.
Many across the Nation will surely disagree if that is the final outcome.....if Roe is reversed.......& their only recourse ( those that favor death over life) would be either to amend the Constitution to their liking, or wait.....as in this case......wait until another Supreme Court decides to take up this issue down the road.....5+,10+, 20+, 25+, 30+, 35+, 50+ years from now......on their behalf, & hopefully rule in their favor.
I don't, IMHO, believe that there will be enough support behind a pro-death Constitutional amendment.....Every proposed amendment must receive support from three-fourths of individual State Conventions or State Legislatures pending Referendums in most States. As born out by our Nation's history, it's incredibly difficult to get two thirds of both the House & Senate to agree on anything, or to get that many States, as required by the Constitution's Article V, to get agreement on a permanent change to the U.S. Constitution, but it has been done successfully 17 times since 1790. Since 1790 over 11,000 Constitutional Amendments have been offered for Congressional consideration, with 33 successfully passed on to the States for ratification. SEE
So, if that's the case, they will have to go all in on waiting until they have a Court that will decide in their favor as in 1973.
Texas tried to reduce the number of abortion clinic to only 8 in all of Texas. They were trying to place an undo burden on women, by preventing more women access to abortion clinics. This action failed, and was ruled unconstitutional.
They have again ignored/violated Federal law, by creating and enacting another abortion law(bill) that contravene federal law. They didn't give a shit, because they felt they were morally justified and that God was on their side. They again placed an undue burden on women by banning all abortions when an embryo's heartbeat was detected. They even doubled down, by making criminals out of anyone who help women seeking an abortion. They even paid $10K to anyone who would bring litigation against anyone aiding and abetting in the abortion. The new laws in waiting will prevent women from leaving the state to get an abortion. Or, will prevent women access to abortion drugs through the post, or over the counter. And, another black market will be created.
It is the height of hypocrisy and arrogance to say, that it's okay for state governments to pick and choose which laws they will obey, and if the people don't like the law,"C'est la vie", Claiming that it is they who should change the law through proper legal/Constitutional means. This is a sad double standard. Clearly, you don't give a shit about the means. Only about the results. As long as your warped sense of morality is catered to, you don't care how many people will suffer. What laws are ignored! How many lives will be destroyed! How many mothers are forced to raise unwanted children. How many mothers will die on the table giving birth! Or, how many newborns will be murdered, or left in garbage bins! You are truly what people outside of America see in Americans. Fortunately, even if Roe is overturned, abortion rights will still be protected by state law in at least 17 states.
It is truly mindboggling to realize, that in the majority of states, a pea-size mass of foreign cells growing in a woman, now have more rights than the woman growing them. Also, no rational person supports pro-death of an embryo. Which is why you won't say that you're against pro-choice! Will you?
I am also very interested in hearing the court's justification, for dashing the hopes and dreams of 50% of the American society. It will be interesting to hear why a woman's reproductive system was not intended to be a privacy issue to the government.