Corporate America Helping to Elect Anti-Abortion Attorneys General

Source: The American Prospect
by David Moore & Donald Shaw

“If the Supreme Court follows through with the draft opinion leaked last month and overturns Roe v. Wade, attorneys general in dozens of states with abortion bans already on the books will have new authority over how, or whether, those laws are enforced. … Twenty-two states have laws that could be used to restrict abortions, according to the Guttmacher Institute, including seven with pre-Roe abortion bans and 13 with ‘trigger’ laws that would take effect in the absence of Roe. Most of the states with abortion bans are solidly Republican and likely only to elect attorneys general who will enforce the laws aggressively, but in a handful of battleground states, Democratic candidates running for attorney general are telling voters that if elected they would find ways to legally not enforce the abortion ban laws in their states if Roe is overturned.” (06/21/22)