The Supreme Court overturns the sentence that has guaranteed the right to abortion for 50 years. A group of protesters gathered in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, awaiting the decision. Which arrived in the morning (Italian time in the afternoon) and which overturns the current jurisprudence on abortion.
So what’s going to happen now? Millions of women in the United States will lose their legal right to abortion after the Supreme Court overturned a 50-year ruling that legalized it nationally, the “Roe vs Wade”. The ruling now affirms that it will be the right of individual states to decide and, if desired, ban abortion.
Now, half of the United States is expected to introduce new restrictions or bans. Thirteen of these states have already passed so-called trigger laws that will automatically outlaw abortion following the Supreme Court ruling. In total, access to abortion is expected to be cut off for about 36 million women of reproductive age, according to research by Planned Parenthood, a health organization that provides abortions.
The judges appointed by Trump vote for the stop
Today’s decision reflects the current balance of power within the Supreme Court, with 6 conservative-minded judges voting in favor of abolishing the historic “Roe vs Wade” ruling and three liberal-minded judges. All three judges appointed by former President Donald Trump during his tenure voted for the abolition of the 1973 ruling. Of course, the judges who voted against the decision to overturn the law that had been going on for 50 disagree. years: «Sadly», many women «have lost today a fundamental constitutional protection. We disagree, ”say Supreme Court judges Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan and Stephen Breyer.
Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts did not join the majority, pointing out that he does not want the Roe vs Wade ruling to be overturned but supports Mississippi legislation banning abortions after 15 weeks.
Obama’s words: attack people’s essential freedoms
“Today the Supreme Court has not only overturned nearly 50 years of precedents, it has relegated the most intensely personal decision anyone can make to the whims of politicians and ideologues, attacking the essential freedoms of millions of people.” Thus the former president of the United States Barack Obama in a tweet, his first reaction to the sentence that cancels the right to abortion.
Biden will speak on abortion after the Supreme Court at 6.30pm
Joe Biden will speak to the country after the Supreme Court decision on abortion. The president will address the Americans at 6.30 pm Italian time.
Missouri is the first US state to prohibit abortion
After the US Supreme Court decision, Missouri is the first US state to ban abortion, except for health emergencies. The Republican governor, Mike Parson, has in fact signed the law that triggers the ban on elective abortion in the state. “Nothing in the text, history or tradition of the United States Constitution has given unelected federal judges the authority to regulate abortion,” the governor added. “This is a monumental day for the sanctity of life,” noted the Minister of Justice of the State, Eric Schmitt.
Pence: right to abortion in the ash heap of history
“The Roe vs Wade ruling, which for over 50 years protected the right to abortion, was consigned to the ‘heap of ashes of history’. This is the comment of former vice president Mike Pence in light of the cancellation decided by the Supreme Court. The former number two of the Trump administration urged everyone to fight for “the defense of the unborn child and support for pregnant women in crisis”. “Having had this second chance for life, we must not rest and we must not give up until the sanctity of life is restored to the center of American law in every state of the country,” he stressed in a message on Twitter.
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