WASHINGTON (AP) – Tens of thousands of people are protesting in the US capital, Washington, Metropolis, New York and other cities against the threatening tightening of abortion laws.
In Washington, several thousand people gathered at the National Business Complex over the weekend and then marched to the country’s Supreme Court. According to American media reports, people protested in hundreds of cities across the country. The expected court ruling will have massive restrictions on abortion rights, which could have serious consequences for women in the country.
There is no national law for or against abortion
There is no federal law in the United States that allows or prohibits abortion. However, abortion is allowed at least as long as possible – today at 24 weeks. It is based on the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision, Roe V. Wade is known. In early May, “Politico” magazine published a draft of the Supreme Court ruling. This shows that the US Supreme Court is about to repeal this liberal abortion law. In the absence of federal law, states would have jurisdiction. Many conservative-ruled states want a massive ban on abortion.
A spokesman in Washington declared “summer of anger.” It was written “Abortion is health care” or “My body, my decision”, for example, on protesters’ signs. “It’s a slow process of frustration. Little by little we have become accustomed to the idea that we can lose our rights,” Leslie said. She could not believe that she was going back to a time when abortion was illegal and dangerous. The struggle in the capital took place peacefully.
Religious opponents of abortion are launching counter-protests
Anti-abortion protesters took to the streets and protested in the Supreme Court in Washington. They shouted at protesters with megaphones, for example, God will punish them. In New York, thousands of people flocked to the Manhattan metropolis across the world-famous Brooklyn Bridge for abortion rights. People also took to the streets in other cities, such as Los Angeles or Chicago.
Abortion rights are hotly debated in the United States. Opponents have been trying to overturn liberal rules for decades. Under then-President Donald Trump, the Supreme Court moved significantly to the right. She currently deals with abortion law in the state of Mississippi in the United States. The fact that the court is handling this case has already led to Roe V. Wade may have leaned. After receiving the draft ruling, there was great outrage among Republicans over the so-called leak.
Democrats want to use it to mobilize the issue of abortion
Supreme Court Judge Clarence Thomas condemned the attack. “It is beyond anyone’s understanding or at least imagination that anyone will do that,” he said. “We may have been a passive family, but we were a family. We loved it. I mean, you trusted each other,” he said. Thomas is considered the Conservative majority in the U.S. Supreme Court, and he has served since 1991.
Democrats, on the other hand, hope that US President Joe Biden’s Democrats will be able to mobilize voters in the run – up to the congressional elections in November. According to opinion polls, they run the risk of losing their majority in the Senate and House of Representatives. With their current narrow majority in the Senate, they cannot easily pass a nationwide abortion law. Polls suggest that only a minority of people in the country support Rowe. The hunt should tilt. According to the Gallup Institute, the vast majority of people have supported the right to abortion since the 1970s – restrictions or in all circumstances.
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