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(LifeSiteNews) – Many U.S. states have outlawed abortion in the wake of the Supreme Court overturning the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling, largely owing to “trigger laws” set up in anticipation of the historic decision.
Thirteen states had prepared “trigger” bans on abortion, either completely banning or severely limiting access to abortion within 30 days of the fall of Roe. Those states include Arkansas, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming.
State authorities acted swiftly to enact abortion bans, with Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announcing that Missouri would be the first state to protect life in the womb by banning abortion just minutes after the Court’s decision on Dobbs had been handed down.
READ: US Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade in historic ruling
“With the Dobbs decision just handed down and a stroke of my pen – Missouri became the first state to effectively end abortion and has become the most Pro Life state in America,” Schmitt tweeted Friday morning.
As if you needed another reason why @Eric_Schmitt should be the Republican candidate for Senate from #MO: the *ONLY* consistent contender on both #2a and on life. https://t.co/gJ0bofOgiH
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) June 24, 2022
“Here in Missouri, the people’s voice has already made clear that Missourians respect the sanctity of human life. We believe that without the explicit protection of the right to life, all liberties are under attack, which is why the importance of this day cannot be overstated,” Schmitt said in a Friday press statement.
“I am humbled to be a part of this, and the first Attorney General in the country to effectively end abortion. As a long-champion of the rights of the unborn and Missouri families, I pledge to continue to fight for our most fundamental right, the right to life.”
South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem released a press statement Friday announcing that “as of today, all abortions are illegal in South Dakota.”
“Every abortion always had two victims: the unborn child and the mother. Today’s decision will save unborn lives in South Dakota, but there is more work to do,” Noem said. “We must do what we can to help mothers in crisis know that there are options and resources available for them. Together, we will ensure that abortion is not only illegal in South Dakota – it is unthinkable.”
Dave Rubin (left) hosts one of the most popular conservative chat-shows on YouTube, but we now know his views are as extreme as many on the left.
Not only are Rubin and his homosexual partner using surrogate mothers to bear two babies, thus deliberately depriving the children of their true mothers' care once born, but he also admitted those babies would have been aborted if found to have severe disabilities.
SIGN the petition telling Dave Rubin that true conservatives protect life and uphold the right of children to be raised by their mothers.
Mr. Rubin recently said he also supports abortion up until 12 weeks, compounding the regrettable pro-eugenics stance he has taken towards unborn babies with severe disabilities.
There are few things more tragic in our world today than the disposable attitude of many people towards innocent human life, but that is exactly what Rubin thinks is acceptable.
This must be called out - it's simply abhorrent to treat the disabled, the unwanted, and the vulnerable with such callous disregard.
Tell Dave Rubin that his pro-eugenics views have no place in a humane society.
Can you imagine finding out your parents would have aborted you if you had a severe disability?
Well, that's unfortunately what will happen to the children Rubin raises if they someday read his latest book, "Don't Burn This Country".
There he shares that he and his family's decision would have been to "terminate the pregnancy" if a severe disability was found in one of the babies now being borne by their surrogate mothers.
Rubin must understand how cruel this entire situation is, not only for the mothers and their children who will be taken away, but also for disabled people to know they are essentially thought of as "lives unworthy of life."
Real conservatives must speak up now and tell Rubin that his pro-abortion views are abhorrent.
Mr. Rubin's public split with the left is to be welcomed, but "conservative" leaders like him will do much more harm than good if they continue using their platform to undermine the family and the right of children to be born.
If we let these cornerstones of society be attacked from within, what hope have we of building a culture we can be proud to hand on?
Make a stand today for unborn children and their mothers - tell Dave Rubin that he's wrong.
True conservatives cannot afford to take the easy shortcut of ignoring Rubin's cruel position, lest we continue to be shunted further left, becoming radical liberals in everything but name.
So, please SIGN and SHARE this petition today,
Why are leading conservatives congratulating Dave Rubin and his 'husband'? - LifeSiteNews
Dave Rubin says he'd ask his surrogate to abort any disabled child - The Bridgehead
**Main Image: YouTube screenshot of Dave Rubin talking to Donald Trump Jr.**
Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge on Friday afternoon implemented the state’s 2019 “trigger law,” stating that “the only time that an abortion is legal in Arkansas is to save the life of the mother.”
“Roe was wrong on that day [in 1973], and it has been wrong every day since,” she added.
Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced that abortion is “for all intents and purposes over” in Kentucky following Friday’s ruling on Dobbs.
In an advisory opinion issued Friday, Cameron noted that the 2019 Kentucky Human Life Protection Act “prohibits abortion in most circumstances. Generally speaking, it states that no person may knowingly cause or aid in ‘the termination of the life of an unborn human being.’”
“The prohibition on performing abortions in KRS 311.772 became effective on June 24, 2022, the date on which the Supreme Court issued its decision in Dobbs,” the attorney wrote.
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine confirmed on Friday that the state’s “Heartbeat Bill” banning abortions after detection of fetal cardiac activity, typically after 6-weeks’ gestation, had gone into effect after Attorney General Dave Yost filed for dismissal of a three-year injunction on the bill that had blocked its enactment until Roe was overturned.
The Heartbeat Bill is now the law. pic.twitter.com/ipO9fMQ4H0
— Attorney General Dave Yost (@DaveYostOH) June 24, 2022
DeWine later signed an executive order directing the Ohio Department of Health to adopt emergency rules implementing the state’s newly enacted anti-abortion legislation.
A further five states – Alabama, Arizona, Michigan, West Virginia, and Wisconsin – which did not have the “trigger laws” in place are nevertheless able to outlaw abortion immediately due to historic bans on the barbaric practice, previously superseded by Roe, now coming back into force.
However, the Democrat governors of both Michigan and Wisconsin have initiated processes in state courts to overturn the historic abortion bans in their respective jurisdictions. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan announced she would “fight like hell” to stop the state’s 1931 abortion ban from being re-enacted, as it is currently under temporary injunction.
READ: Pro-lifers celebrate historic overturn of Roe v. Wade: ‘Babies’ lives matter’
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers has said that he will “do everything” in his power to overturn Wisconsin’s 1849 abortion ban, which has come into effect following the toppling of Roe.
As many as 26 states are now expected to introduce strict limitations on abortion procurement.
Meanwhile, the governors of west coast states California, Oregon, and Washington have vowed to ensure that women can still kill their unborn children within their state boundaries in a “multi-state commitment,” declaring the region a “safe haven” for “all people seeking abortion.”