The U.S. Supreme Court ends women’s constitutional abortion rights

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The U.S. Supreme Court ends women’s constitutional abortion rights

… grants the people and their elected representatives the authority to regulate abortion

Abortion presents a profound moral issue on which Americans hold sharply conflicting views – Justice Samuel Alito

The ruling will likely set into motion a cavalcade of new laws In the US that will severely restrict or outright ban and criminalize abortions

The court’s ruling goes against an international trend of easing abortion laws, including in such countries as Ireland, Argentina, Mexico, and Colombia where the Catholic Church continues to wield considerable influence.

13 states have adopted so-called “trigger laws” that will ban abortion following the move by the Supreme Court.

Women living in states with strict anti-abortion laws will either have to continue with their pregnancy, undergo a clandestine abortion or obtain abortion pills, or travel to another state where the procedure remains legal.

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday ended constitutional abortion rights in a shocking decision that destroyed half a century of constitutional protection on one of the most contentious and thorny issues in politics in the USA, a dominant North American country as reported by the VOA.

The conservative-dominated court overturned the landmark 1973 “Roe v Wade” decision in favour of women’s abortion rights, stating that states can now authorize or restrict the procedure themselves. 

“The Constitution does not grant abortion rights; Roe and Casey are cancelled, and the power to regulate abortion is returned to the people and their elected representatives,” the court said.

According to the majority opinion, Justice Samuel Alito said, “Abortion represents a profound moral issue on which Americans have very conflicting views.  “The Constitution does not prohibit the citizens of every state from regulating or prohibiting abortion,” he said. The three libertarians on the court disagreed.

The decision would likely trigger a raft of new laws in about half of the 50 US states that would severely restrict or outright ban and criminalize abortion, forcing women to travel long distances. to states that still allow this procedure.

Shredded comments Roe v. Wade in 1973 by the country’s highest court, which declared that women’s right to abortion was based on a constitutional right to privacy over their bodies.

Alito’s comments largely reflect his draft comments that were unusually leaked in early May, sparking nationwide protests and increased security at the central courthouse. Washington City.

Barriers have been erected around the court to prevent protesters from gathering outside – after a gunman was arrested on June 8 near the home of conservative judge Brett Kavanaugh. 

The court’s decision reflects an international trend to relax abortion laws, including in countries such as Ireland, Argentina, Mexico, and Colombia, where the Catholic Church continues to have significant influence.

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The ruling is a victory for religious rights

 It signifies a victory in more than 50 years of fighting against abortion by religious rights, but the anti-abortion camp should continue to push for a complete nationwide ban.

The decision was made by the appointment of three conservative justices to the court by former Republican President Donald Trump – Neil Gorsuch, Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett.

The court case is that Mississippi law would limit abortions to 15 weeks, but when the case goes to trial in December, some judges said they were willing to go further.

According to the Guttmacher Institute, 13 states have passed so-called “trigger laws” banning abortion following the Supreme Court ruling. Another ten have laws before 1973 that could go into effect or laws banning abortions after six weeks before many women know they’re pregnant. 

Women living in states with strict anti-abortion laws will have to continue the pregnancy, have a secret abortion or purchase the abortion pill, or travel to another state where the procedure is still legal. 

Several Democratic-led states, predicting a wave, have moved to make abortion easier, and clinics have shifted their resources as well. However, travel is expensive, and abortion rights groups say abortion restrictions will severely affect poor women, many of whom are black or Hispanic.

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