St. Louis is Being Sued By the State’s Attorney General

Ever since Roe v. Wade was thrown out by the Supreme Court last month, Democrats have rallied to get around this verdict.

Multiple Democrats in Congress stated the Biden administration should use executive orders to allow abortions on federal lands. Governors in blue states also announced they’ll be opening up their doors to anyone who wants to relocate or travel for abortions.

Democrats have likewise aimed to expand the Supreme Court and even have certain justices impeached. All of this comes amid mass protests and demonstrations that target conservative Supreme Court justices outside their homes and in restaurants.

In the case of St. Louis, Missouri, the city approved legislation to permit funding for women leaving the state to get abortions. Now, the city is facing a subsequent lawsuit.

What to Know About the Lawsuit Against St. Louis
Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt initiated the lawsuit against St. Louis on the grounds that its pro-abortion legislation is illegal.

Schmitt says the city’s law that covers funding for women seeking abortions outside the state directly violates Missouri law. The GOP attorney general likewise condemned the notion of Missouri taxpayers being forced to finance abortions in any way, whether directly or via travel coverage.

In addition to this lawsuit, Schmitt filed for an injunction that would bar St. Louis’ law from going into effect until a verdict on the lawsuit is ultimately reached.

The lawsuit against St. Louis comes as the city is facing a litany of issues ranging from trash pickup disputes to significantly high crime rates.

More Legal Battles to Come?
St. Louis is far from an outlier when it comes to various efforts to work around abortion restrictions.

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s verdict last month, multiple businesses announced their decisions to fund the travel expenses of workers.

Just a handful of these businesses include Airbnb, MasterCard, PayPal, Netflix, and JP Morgan.

In the wake of these announcements to cover employees’ abortion travel expenses, there have been questions about the legality of this coverage in red states with abortion restrictions.

Finally, it would be remiss to forget that these companies rely on customers of all different political affiliations.