US President Joe Biden on Friday called the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade “a sad error”.
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US President Joe Biden said the Supreme Court had made a “tragic error” in overturning the historic Roe v. Wade ruling, which had ensured women’s right to an abortion.
“The court has done what it has never done before: clearly took away a constitutional right that is so fundamental to so many Americans. This is the realization of an extreme ideology and in my view a tragic error by the Supreme Court.” ,” Biden said, adding that the ruling was taking the country back 150 years.
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Roe v. to end constitutional protections for women seeking abortion after 15 weeks by the United States Supreme Court. Addressing the nation after overthrowing Wade, US President Joe Biden vowed to do everything in his power to protect a woman’s rights in those states. Cope with the effects of the abortion decision.
He said the abortion decision had made the United States an ‘outsider’ in the world.
Noting that “this is an extreme and dangerous path”, however, the US president urged abortion debate activists to “keep all protests peaceful”, while warning that the abortion decision would undermine the rights to contraception and same-sex marriage. can.
The US Supreme Court, in a 6-3 decision driven by its conservative majority, upheld the Republican-backed Mississippi law, which bans abortions after 15 weeks. Friday’s result is expected to ban abortions in nearly half of the states.
The landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling recognized a woman’s constitutional right to an abortion and legalized it nationwide, handing a significant victory to Republicans and religious conservatives who wanted to limit or restrict the procedure.
The effect promises to be transformative. According to the Guttmacher Institute, a research organization that supports abortion rights, twenty-six states will either ban or likely to ban almost all abortions.