Portland, Oregon to vote on an emergency solution to ban Texas trade in response to the abortion law
The city of Portland, Oregon, will vote on a stopgap solution to ban trade with the state of Texas in response to the state's abortion law.
The law virtually prohibits all abortions after a heartbeat is detected, which is typically six weeks of gestation. It also essentially represents the citizens by empowering them Filing lawsuits against abortion providers suspected of violating the new policy.
"Portland City Council agrees that all people should have the right to choose whether and when to carry out a pregnancy and that the choices they make are complex, difficult and unique to their circumstances ” said Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler.
He added: “We call on other leaders and elected bodies across the country to join us in the condemnation the actions of the government of the state of Texas. "
The law went into effect last week. The Supreme Court has decided 5-4, rejecting an urgency request from abortion providers to block the legislation for failing to meet the burden required to suspend the law.
The verdict prompted Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), The top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee announce that a panel will review the Supreme Court's practice in deciding weighty cases in emergencies.
Alan is a writer, editor, and news junkie from New York.