The Justice Department on Friday released a statement on the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v Wade.
US Attorney General Merrick Garland vowed to fight every state that made their own laws on abortion.
Garland said the federal government will ‘use every tool at our disposal to protect reproductive freedom.’
WASHINGTON (AP) — Garland: Justice Department to ‘use every tool at our disposal to protect reproductive freedom’ after high court ruling.
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Abortion laws will now be decided by the states.
“It is time to heed the Constitution and return the issue of abortion to the people’s elected representatives,” Justice Alito wrote.
Many states have ‘trigger bans’ – meaning abortion becomes illegal once Roe v Wade is overturned.
Merrick Garland is now going to use the might of the federal government to harass and threaten states for making their own decisions on abortion.