North Dakota’s abortion ban needs clarification and reconciliation
MINOT, N.D. — The Supreme Court has ruled, and now it’s up to the states to make and enforce abortion policy.
Or Congress, I suppose.
President Joe Biden is calling on Democrats to set aside the Senate filibuster and pass a law codifying legal abortion at the federal level, though that’s a bad idea.
It’s not clear to me that Congress has the authority to override state-level abortion bans. Such a law would likely be struck down by the courts. Also, do we want to further inflame this issue with a national law passed with the slimmest of majorities in the Senate, where Democrats hold only a technical majority?
Congress should leave this matter to the states.