“Lawmakers in Massachusetts have passed new legislation that would ensure abortion remains legal in the state should the Supreme Court ever overturn Roe v. Wade. The full title of the bill is the “Negating Archaic Statutes Targeting Young Women Act,” but has been shortened to the “NASTY Women Act.”
“The bill overturns an 1845 law that made ‘procuring a miscarriage’ illegal. That law, and other similar laws in other states, were rendered null after the Supreme Court found a constitutional right to abortion in its decision in Roe v. Wade.
“Laws outlawing abortion remain on the books in several states. Abortion advocates fear that, should the Supreme Court reverse itself, they would come back into force automatically.
“The state legislature, where Democrats hold a two-thirds majority in both houses, passed the NASTY Women Act by a wide margin.
“Massachusetts is the first state to move to preserve abortion access in the event of a Supreme Court reversal of cases like Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. If those decisions were overturned, states would again be free to make their own laws regarding abortion, including banning the procedure outright.
[James] Driscoll of the Catholic Conference of Massachusetts said “he found it interesting that the nearly two-centuries year old law prohibiting abortion in the state had remained on the books. He identified Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement as the motivation to pass the bill.
“I just think it’s something no one paid attention to until the whole Supreme Court vacancy opened up. It seemed to have gained steam through there.”
“[Judge Brett] Kavanaugh’s nomination [to the Supreme Court of the United States] was cheered by pro-life groups, who are hopeful that he could form part of a majority in favor of overturning Roe, should a suitable case come before the court. Kavanaugh has 12 years’ experience as an appellate court judge, is a father of two, a practicing Catholic, and a graduate of Yale University.”
Republican Governor Charlie Baker is expected to sign the bill into law.
Efforts to perpetuate the wickedness of abortion continue preparing the world for the judgments of God.
“Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.” Jude 14 and 15.