Friday’s decision by the US Supreme Court which overturns the 50-year-old Roe v Wade judgement guaranteeing access to abortion across the United States, was described by the UN human rights chief as “a huge blow to women’s human rights and gender equality.”
Abortion rights advocates across the U.S. say the fight for health reproductive rights continues as some abortion clinics in certain states have closed doors on clients.
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Some clergy have long helped women seeking abortions but they've been "drowned out by a very fringe belief," one reverend said of abortion opponents
The US Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that have been in place for nearly 50 years.
Jill Doctoroff, executive director of the National Abortion Federation Canada, said Americans who seek abortion care could potentially overwhelmed Canadian clinics.
With Roe v. Wade overturned, access to abortion services in Kansas could change, depending on a vote this August on a constitutional amendment.
The high court upheld a law from Mississippi that bans abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy and said the Roe decision was egregiously wrong in recognizing a constitutional right to an abortion.
For half a century, the radical right has fought to reclaim state control over the the uterus of every person in this country capable of getting pregnant. They succeeded Friday in a 6-3 decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization that ends federal protections of abortion rights. With the decision, 13 states—Arkansas, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Texas, Oklahoma, and Wyoming—automatically banned abortion with trigger...
More than half of US states have laws restricting or banning abortion.
The US Supreme Court has struck down Roe v Wade, ending constitutional protections for abortion care and marking a stark reversal of bodily autonomy protections in America.Five conservative justices, who now make up a majority on the nine-member court, have ruled in favour of a Mississippi law that outlaws abortion at 15 weeks of pregnancy.In doing so, they overturn key precedents established by the landmark 1973 decision in Roe v Wade as well as an affirming decision in 1992’s Planned...
Ruling in pivotal case Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization follows draft majority opinion leaked in May