Abortion continues to be essential health care despite the overturning of Roe v. Wade. Every elected official must do their utmost to support abortion access and protect the health and freedoms of those whom they represent. Most abortion patients are already mothers, and denying them care by criminalizing their doctors and even their loved ones can have dramatic repercussions—ranging from poor health to poor economic outcomes—not only for them but for their children as well.
As some states seek to outlaw abortion within their own borders, and attempt to control what happens across state lines, attorneys general are poised to play a significant role in the current post-Roe world. Recognizing this, many attorneys general have already committed to protecting abortion rights, as well as the people seeking, providing, or helping others secure care.
The above excerpt was originally published in the Center for American Progress.
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