Dozens of states see new abortion and minimum wage laws take effect in 2023
Dozens of states will see major changes to abortion laws and minimum wage limits will go into effect after the United States rings in 2023 on Saturday.
California and New York will each begin enforcing new abortion rights protections this week, while Tennessee will begin requiring medical prescriptions for all abortion-inducing drugs. Meanwhile, minimum-wage workers are getting a pay raise in 23 states, and several more states will begin implementing changes to drug policies, Axios reported Sunday.
California’s Proposition 1 passed on Election Day and enshrines “residents’ basic right to choose to have an abortion and their basic right to choose or refuse contraceptives.” California already had extensive abortion access protections, even before the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade in June 2022.
Meanwhile, New York law will require all private insurance plans offering maternity care coverage to include abortion care, the outlet reported.
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Both red and blue states took aggressive steps to restrict and protect access to abortion in the months following the Supreme Court’s rulings in Dobbs v. Jackson.
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More than a dozen Republican-led states had abortion “trigger laws” that severely limited or outright banned abortions just weeks or months after the ruling was announced. Others took action and passed new legislation soon after the ruling.
Democrats also rushed to enshrine access to abortion in their states, as well as making travel easier for women who sought abortions but lived in states where they couldn’t get one.
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President Joe Biden sought to pass federal legislation establishing the right to abortion this month, but the Democratic Party lost control of the House of Representatives, making the decision impossible.