State pro­tects abor­tion rights, ef­forts stall else­where

The Washington Times Daily - - NATION -

As the bat­tle over abor­tion rights con­tin­ues to spread from Wash­ing­ton to state cap­i­tals, Delaware law­mak­ers have taken the lead in en­sur­ing that abor­tion re­mains le­gal if Roe v. Wade is ever over­turned.

The state House on Tuesday gave fi­nal ap­proval to a bill elim­i­nat­ing re­stric­tions on abor­tion in cur­rent Delaware law, which has re­mained on the books de­spite be­ing su­per­seded for decades by fed­eral law.

Gov. John Car­ney, a Demo­crat, said he will sign the mea­sure, which Planned Par­ent­hood lob­bied for.

Sim­i­lar at­tempts in other Demo­cratic-lean­ing states to cod­ify abor­tion rights have stalled.

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