With this text, women will no longer have the right to abort from six weeks of pregnancy.
Louisiana passed a law on Wednesday banning women from using abortions from six weeks of pregnancy. It becomes the last US state to restrict the right to abortion.
This law prohibits women from having an abortion as soon as the “heartbeat” of the fetus can be detected, ie around the sixth week of pregnancy. However, there are exceptions, especially in cases where the life of the mother is in danger.
Democrat Senator John Bel Edwards said in a statement “preparing to sign” this law adopted by “an overwhelming majority of elected” from both sides of the political spectrum.
Other US states such as Georgia, Ohio, Mississippi, Kentucky, Iowa or North Dakota have similar laws.
- Laws soon blocked?
Alabama this month has banned virtually all abortions, even in the case of incest or rape. Missouri has passed a law prohibiting women from abortion after the eighth week of pregnancy.
But all these laws should be quickly blocked by the courts, because they are in flagrant contradiction with the “Roe V. Wade” judgment of 1973, which guarantees the right of American women to abort while the fetus is not viable (to the 24th week of pregnancy).
The Conservatives’ offensive is aimed at getting the issue back to the US Supreme Court, where Conservative judges have again been in the majority since Trump Justice Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s entry into the US law temple.