Republicans advance a bill criminalizing abortion in Louisiana
Republicans in Louisiana advanced a bill to deem abortion as a crime of murder, as Texas' governor hinted at the possibility of challenging a free education law.
Some Republicans in Louisiana advanced a bill to criminalize abortion and consider it a crime of murder.
This comes as US media said the Supreme Court is set to end the "right to abortion", citing a leaked draft of a majority ruling, which caused a wave of controversy.
The supporters of the Louisiana bill acknowledged that it was unconstitutional in the presence of the Roe v Wade law, which protects the right to abortion.
However, the supreme court is expected to overturn the 1973 law in June.
“We can’t wait on the supreme court," said Danny McCormick, the state representative behind the Louisiana bill.
After Politico obtained the draft ruling that would end the Roe v Wade law, "Democrats have warned of a likely torrent of challenges to established rights," with US President Joe Biden saying on Wednesday that such cases constituted “the most extreme political organisation … in recent American history.”
On his part, Texas' Republican governor Greg Abbott hinted at the possibility of challenging the Plyler v Doe - a 1982 ruling obliging states to provide free education to all children, including undocumented migrants.
“I think we will resurrect that case and challenge this issue again,” Abbott told conservative radio host Joe Pagliarulo.
It is noteworthy that Abbott is a far-right Republican with alleged ambitions to become presidential ambitions.
In the same context, the far-right founder of the VDare nativist website, Peter Brimelow, hailed the ending of the Roe v Wade law draft ruling, writing, “Next stop Brown vs Board!”, in reference to the 1954 Brown v Board law that ended racial segregation in US public schools.