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New York wants abortion rights enshrined in the Constitution

New York wants abortion rights enshrined in the Constitution

The state responds to the Supreme Court’s decision to repeal national abortion laws.

The US state of New York wants to enshrine the right to abortion in its constitution. The Senate in the Democratic-ruled state voted on Friday on an amendment to the Constitution that would provide for the right to abortion and access to contraceptives. Now the New York House of Representatives must vote on the text before it is put to voters in a referendum.

The state is interacting with the latest project in the project Repeal a historic ruling that has been in effect for nearly 50 yearswhich enshrines a national right to abortion. subordinate Supreme court It rescinded the historic Roe v. Wade ruling from 1973 a week earlier, causing a political earthquake.

By decision of constitutional judges, states can now substantially or even outright ban abortion. Conservative countries took immediate action. Many have already prepared laws that have entered into force almost automatically by decision of the Supreme Court.

Bans or restrictions in about 26 states

The civil rights organization, the American Civil Liberties Union, said Friday that there is now no or almost no possibility of abortions in about 12 states. “This number is likely to increase over the coming days, weeks and months until it reaches about 26 states nationwide,” said Anthony Romero, director of the American Civil Liberties Union. That’s more than half of the 50 states.

Abortion rights organizations have already taken to courts in 11 states to challenge restrictive laws. Countries ruled by Democrats want to promote abortion rights. president Joe Biden He also called for the right to abortion to be enshrined in federal law across the country. However, it is almost impossible to have the necessary majority in Congress in Washington.

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(APA / AFP)