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Tens of thousands join pro-abortion protests across the United States

Tens of thousands join pro-abortion protests across the United States

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Abortion opponents had gathered on some street corners and at the Supreme Court in Washington to counter-protest. They shouted at the protesters with loudspeakers that God would punish them. In New York, thousands of people ran across the world-famous Brooklyn Bridge into Manhattan to demonstrate for abortion rights. People have also taken to the streets in other cities such as Los Angeles or Chicago.

Abortion rights have been the subject of heated debate in the United States. Opponents have been trying to overturn liberal rules for decades. Under then-President Donald Trump, the Supreme Court has moved significantly to the right. He is currently dealing with abortion law in the US state of Mississippi. The fact that the court was handling the case at all was already taken as a sign that Roe v. Wade could turn. After seeing the draft ruling, there was a lot of anger, especially among Republicans, about the so-called leak.

Supreme Judge as a “dysfunctional family”

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas condemned the piercing. “It was hard for anyone to understand, or at least imagine anyone doing that,” he said. He said, “Maybe we were a dysfunctional family, but we were a family. And we loved it. I mean, you trusted each other,” he said. Thomas is among the conservative majority on the US Supreme Court, where he has served since 1991.

On the other hand, Democrats led by US President Joe Biden hope to be able to mobilize voters with a view to the congressional elections in November. According to opinion polls, they are at risk of losing a majority in the Senate and House of Representatives. With their current narrow majority in the Senate, they cannot easily pass a nationwide abortion law. “I’m sure people know that elections have consequences,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat, said on Sunday. No one could have imagined that a “creature like Donald Trump” would become president and, with the support of the far right, appoint “anti-freedom judges.”

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Polls show that only a minority of people in the country support Roe v. Wade must be tilted. According to Gallup, since the 1970s, a majority has supported the right to abortion—with restrictions or in all circumstances.