Asa Hutchinson said Sunday that he hopes the state's new, near-total ban on abortion will trigger a Supreme Court challenge to Roe v. Wade. Hutchinson told CNN's State of the Union on Sunday that he knows the new Arkansas abortion law "is not constitutional under Supreme Court cases right now." "I think there's a very narrow chance the Supreme Court will accept that case, but we'll see." But with Biden's executive pledge to revise Title IX interpretations once again, can we expect a return to the worst Title IX guidance? Thanks to the work of writers like @larabazelon, @jeanniesgersen, @ScottGreenfield, @kcjohnson9, @LauraKipnis @staylor5448, @EmilyYoffe, & many others, there's awareness of Title IX overreach & abuse.
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SB0126 goes into effect immediately, making Tennessee the second state to ban trans procedures for minors, NBC reported. The Arkansas state legislature overrode Republican Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s veto of a bill banning transgender surgeries and procedures for minors in April. Transgender surgeries include vaginoplasty, phalloplasty, breast implants, and facial surgeries. Asa Hutchinson debate the governor’s decision to veto a bill banning gender surgeries for minors that was later overridden by the Arkansas state legislature.REASON - Will Pro-Life Politicians Face a Backlash If the Supreme Court Lets Them Restrict Abortion?
New York Times columnist Linda Greenhouse suggests that pro-life politicians like Abbott will pay a price should the Supreme Court give them more freedom to restrict abortion. If the Court loosens constitutional limits on abortion laws, legislators in states where public opinion supports new restrictions will enact them without worrying much about voter backlash. Similarly, the Texas law would allow the abortion of a fetus with a detectable heartbeat only in "a medical emergency." More to the point, state politicians do not consult national polls when they calculate the likely electoral consequences of supporting stricter abortion laws. (In some states, abortion rights are also protected by statute or by decisions applying state constitutions.)