PoliticsMonday 05.09.22

NY Attorney General Letitia James calls out Minority Leader McConnell during presser on funding for abortion clinics.

At a press conference Monday announcing a new bill to protect and expand access to abortion in New York State, New York Attorney General Letitia James (D-NY) also said that people needed to understand that most Americans are in favor of the right to have an abortion. She specifically called upon Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to acknowledge that “the vast majority of Americans believe in safe abortions and that we do not want to go backward.”

A recent Pew Research Center survey revealed that the majority of American adults feel abortion should be legal in all or most cases.

Attorney General James also noted that if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, individual states have the authority to pass trigger laws to completely ban abortions.

A recently leaked draft of the Court’s majority opinion on Roe v. Wade indicated that the Court was leaning towards striking down the 1973 landmark court case that established a woman’s constitutional right to have an abortion.

The Court’s final ruling, which could change, is expected in the next couple of months.

Recount Wire