SCOTUS Ruling on Abortion Case to Be Known In Coming Weeks

The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) is expected to come up with an opinion in a landmark abortion case in the coming weeks.

In May, a draft of the opinion was made public by Politico, indicating that the court was likely to overrule the previous rulings.

SCOTUS decision would give politicians permission to restrict or outright prohibit abortion.

The draft, which was written for the case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, is not final and could alter significantly before the court issues its definitive ruling.

In a related development, New York City signed a package of measures on Monday making it the first in the country to take action ahead of the SCOTUS decision that could overturn Roe v. Wade.

According to Gov. Kathy Hochul, in a report by Politico, New York City is on its approach to becoming a nationwide abortion “safe haven” with a slew of new laws geared at protecting abortion patients and doctors from out-of-state legal action that she pushed to pass with state lawmakers in the final days of this year’s session.

With an omnibus bill that would prohibit New York courts from issuing subpoenas in connection with out-of-state abortion proceedings, prohibit extradition of abortion providers unless they are alleged to have fled the demanding state, and provide legal protections for New York abortion providers, the new legislation strengthens protections for both residents and out-of-state women seeking abortions.

Hochul, New York’s first female governor, who campaigned on the subject liberally this year, denounced the likely ruling as a continuation of Republicans’ “intentional” and “unrelenting” onslaught on New Yorkers’ reproductive rights, particularly those in impoverished and minority populations.

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