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‘Terrible’, ‘heartbroken’: Biden, Obama, others react to Supreme Court abortion ruling

US President Joe Biden has vowed to ‘do everything in my power’ to protect a woman’s right in states where he faces the effects of the Supreme Court’s abortion ruling. She called the abortion decision a “sad day for the court and the country”. Supreme Court immediately ‘taken’,

Former US President Barack Obama has criticized the Supreme Court’s decision to abolish the constitutional right to abortion, calling it an attack on essential freedoms.

“Today, the Supreme Court not only overturned nearly 50 years of precedent, but struck down the most deeply personal decision to the whims of politicians and thinkers – invading the essential liberties of millions of Americans,” he tweeted.

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The ruling also attracted international backlash, with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau calling the news coming from the US “terrible”.

“My heart goes out to the millions of American women who are now ready to lose their legal right to an abortion. I can’t imagine the fear and anger you are feeling right now,” Trudeau wrote on Twitter.

“No government, politician or man should tell a woman what she can and cannot do with her body. I want women in Canada to know that we will always stand up for your right to choose.” Will stay.”

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Here are some reactions to the decision of the US Supreme Court.

Former First Lady Michelle Obama

“I am saddened that we may now be destined to learn the painful lessons of the time when Roe was made the law of the land – a time when women risked losing their lives by having illegal abortions. “

Planned Parenthood, the leading abortion provider in the United States

“We know you may be feeling a lot of things right now — hurt, anger, confusion. Whatever you feel is okay. We’re here with you — and we’ll never stop fighting for you.”

Amnesty International USA

“Abortion is a human right. For everyone. Everywhere. We will never stop fighting.”

Mini Timmaraju, President of NARAL Pro-Choice America

“The impact on the real lives of real people would be devastating… Although we in our country are mourning the end of the constitutional right to abortion and what this will mean for all those who need care, this fight is far from over. .

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“Most people in every corner of the United States support reproductive freedom. You can count on which politicians refused to fight on their side at this crucial moment when they went to the ballot in November.”

Former Republican Vice President Mike Pence

“Now that Roe versus Wade has been cast into the ashes of history, a new realm has emerged in the cause of life and it is up to all who cherish the sanctity of life that we will protect the unborn.”

Kevin McCarthy, Republican Leader in the House of Representatives

“Every unborn child is precious, extraordinary and deserving of protection. I applaud this historic decision, which will save countless innocent lives. The Court has the power to return the power to protect the unborn to Congress and elected representatives of the public in the states.” have the right.”


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