When the United States Supreme Court didn’t strike down, SB8, Texas’ anti-abortion law, there was a shift in the legal landscape for women’s reproductive rights. The novel structure of the bill would undeniably lead to copycat bills being enacted by other states looking to restrict access to abortion and disproportionately affect at-risk populations in those states. To protect the most vulnerable populations, the government needs to enact laws that recognize abortion as healthcare. Roe v. Wade has been precedent for fifty and any limitations on the established law will have lasting impacts on generations to come. This comment summarizes the complicated legal history of abortion in the United States and examines the impact Texas’ SB8 law and other anti-abortion laws would have on underserved communities. It then presents potential solutions that can be taken at the state and Federal level to protect a woman’s right to choose.
The Implication of Texas Abortion Law SB8 on At-Risk Populations in Texas and Other States,
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