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Tara Francis Chan
The law granted embryos and fetuses the same rights as a person. Civil rights groups sought an injunction out of concern the law could criminalize people who provide or obtain abortions.
Most abortion bans criminalize providers by making it a felony to perform an abortion. But experts say people who obtain abortions can and will be criminalized for their pregnancy outcomes — they already have been even while Roe was still in place.
Model state legislation proposed by a leading anti-choice group would impose felony charges for a broad new set of activities related to abortion.
Adam M. Rhodes
Some lawmakers are citing the violence in Washington as a reason to pass laws that criminalize protesting, but far-right extremists aren’t the target.
The legislation is part of a wave of bills across the country meant to criminalize mistakes in the name of voter fraud.
Advocates say laws that land people with HIV on the sex offender registry are outdated and dangerous.