State protects abortion rights, efforts stall elsewhere
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to a bill eliminating restrictions on abortion in current Delaware law, which has remained on the books despite being superseded for decades by federal law.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.