Pro-lifers celebrate as abortion advocates vow to keep fighting in the US – International

The conservative right in the United States welcomed this Friday (24) with satisfaction the judgment of the Supreme Court which “casts the right to abortion in the dustbin of history”, while progressives and various social organizations promise to continue “fighting” to defend it.

In a televised address, President Joe Biden said it was a “sad day” for the United States and called the decision a “tragic mistake” due to “extremist ideology”.

On the other hand, former President Donald Trump told Fox News that the decision represented “the will of God”, while former Vice President Mike Pence praised the fact that the famous decision “Roe v . Wade” which guaranteed the right to abortion for almost 50 years. years was “thrown in the dustbin of history”.

The Pr-Life campaign also referred to “a transcendental day for human rights”.

– Lace –

In a historic turning point, the Supreme Court of the United States buried the sentence which guaranteed the right to terminate the pregnancy.

The decision does not, however, make the voluntary termination of pregnancy illegal, but returns the country to the situation that existed before the conviction “Roe v. Wade” from 1973, when each state was free to allow it or not.

Several states have already announced the ban on abortion on their territory.

‘This is a monumental day for the sanctity of life,’ Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt said in a tweet accompanied by an image that shows him ratifying a text that ‘really’ ends to abortion in this conservative mid-central state.

Republican South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem has said abortion is now illegal in the northern US state under a so-called ‘trigger’ law that was pre-drafted to take effect automatically in the event of a change in jurisprudence by the Supreme Court.

– ‘Put you at ease’ –

The camps for and against immediately mobilized.

“Today the Supreme Court not only overturned nearly 50 years of historic precedent, but relegated the most personal decision imaginable to the whims of politicians and ideologues, attacking fundamental freedoms,” tweeted former Democratic President Barack Obama.

For its part, the main American family planning organization has promised to continue to “fight” to restore this right and preserve it as much as possible at the local level.

The governors of three liberal US West Coast states announced a joint initiative to secure and defend access to abortion, minutes after the Supreme Court issued a ruling stripping away the right.

“They want to restrict the freedom of women […] California has partnered with Oregon and Washington to stand up for women and protect their right to reproductive health,” California Governor Gavin Newsom said in a statement.

“Abortion is health care, and no matter where you are from, Oregon will not turn its back on anyone seeking health care,” Governor Kate Brown said. “Let’s be clear: it is not possible to ban abortion, only to ban the right to a safe abortion,” he added.

His colleague from Washington State, Jay Inslee, argued that “the right to choose should not depend on the majority party, but on where we are”.

Regional authorities on Friday announced legal actions and the sending of resources to make reproductive health accessible to women from any region of the country within their states.

– ‘To move back’ –

Internationally, Canada and the United Kingdom, two of the United States’ closest allies, have deplored the Supreme Court’s decision.

“The news coming out of the United States is horrible. My heart goes out to the millions of American women who will lose their legal right to abortion,” Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson lamented, in turn, the “big step backwards” that had taken place.

During his speech, Joe Biden lamented that the United States is an “exception” in the world.


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