Abortion Law in America: There has been a debate in America regarding abortion. The US Supreme Court has overturned a nearly 50-year-old historic decision that legally approved abortion, after which protests are being raised here. After the US Supreme Court overturned the Roe v Wade decision, the legal status of the right to abortion for women in America will end. The US Supreme Court has made it clear in the decision that the country’s constitution does not give the right of abortion.
In America, there is every possibility that all the states of the country can make their own rules regarding abortion. Abortion can be made illegal in most of the southern and midwestern states of America, while it can be exempted in some states.
How will abortion laws change in the US?
Human rights-conscious people, activists and leaders are on the street after the constitutional right to abortion was taken away in America. It is being told that this decision of the court will change the lives of Americans, will give a new direction to the politics of the country and will completely ban abortion in almost half of America’s states. With the reversal of the Roe v Wade decision, US states will again be allowed to completely ban abortion. Human rights activists believe it will forever change the national understanding of American women’s independence, self-determination, and individual liberty.
What was the 1973 decision of the US Supreme Court?
The decision which has been reversed regarding abortion in America was given by the US Supreme Court in the year 1973. The name of this case is Roe vs. Wade. In that case, a woman named Norma McCorvy already had two children, but she did not want a third child. The Federal Court did not allow her to have an abortion, shortly after which she approached the Supreme Court and the court, while ruling in favor, allowed the abortion. During that time the court said that the decision regarding the pregnancy should be of the woman. After this decision of the Supreme Court, women in America got the right to safe abortion.
Why are the protests happening?
Many people are outraged by the abrogation of the constitutional status of abortion in America. Women are demanding abortion rights. Protests have also taken place in many cities of the country for the right of abortion. Most Americans are of the opinion that the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision should be upheld. In a 1973 judgment, the Supreme Court had held that women have the right to decide whether or not to conceive.
What did the President and Vice President of America say?
US President Joe Biden has also expressed concern about this decision of the Supreme Court regarding abortion in America. He has said that the decision of the Supreme Court is taking the country on a dangerous path, although he has appealed to the protesters that it is better not to take the law in their hands. He has also spoken of fighting for the rights of women. The same Vice President Kamala Harris has linked it to the health care crisis and appealed to unite to protect the rights of women.