Northern Colorado’s Abortion Clinics Expecting Higher Traffic
The recent Supreme Court Decision on abortion did not end abortion in America. It just acknowledged that the federal government was not allowed to make that decision. It's up to each state to decide what to do.
Wyoming, Idaho, South Dakota, and Utah — have “trigger laws” that create a total or near total abortion ban on abortion.
Gov. Mark Gordon must certify the Supreme Court’s decision after the state attorney general completes a review and report, of which the state has 30 days to do so.
Montana and Nebraska have state-level bans soon to be in effect.
South Dakota’s Republican governor is pledging to bar mail-order abortion pills but says women shouldn't face prosecution for seeking them. Noem says that doctors, not their patients, would likely be prosecuted for knowing violations of what would be one of the strictest laws on abortion pills in the United States.
This means that women seeking abortions will probably head south, to Colorado.
Abortion clinics in Colorado, mostly in the northern part of the state, are preparing for what could be an increase in traffic.
Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, which operates multiple clinics in Colorado (including in Fort Collins and Greeley, cities within an hour’s drive of the Wyoming border), said Friday that it would be welcoming and supporting travelers from states of which abortion is certain or likely to be banned in the coming days, per regional political director Jack Teter.
Under our constitution, the federal government is to have only a few numbered powers, or, enumerated powers.
If a power is not listed in the Constitution as a federal power then that power is left to the states to decide, or the individual.
The decision to make abortion legal or illegal is not listed as a federal power.
Therefore it is up to the state to decide if it is legal, legal with restrictions, or illegal.