In States Banning Abortion, a Growing Rift Over Enforcement

New York Times

By J. David Goodman and Jack Healy
Abortion rights protesters outside a courthouse in Houston. (Callaghan O'Hare/Reuters)

Deep rifts have emerged among the hundreds of elected district attorneys who will be charged with enforcing the expanding restrictions on abortion, creating a Balkanized new legal system within states that are banning the procedure.

Dozens of Democratic prosecutors who represent liberal pockets in conservative states already have vowed to resist bans by refusing to bring charges against abortion providers. But in many rural areas and outlying suburbs, conservative prosecutors have said they will enforce their state bans.

Publish : 2022-06-30 09:54:00

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