The issue of abortion, debates over the decision of the Supreme Court in the US
The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned a decade-long ruling, known as the Roe v. Wade case, under which women enjoy a constitutional right to have an abortion.
The decision was expected after a preliminary opinion on the issue was leaked to the media earlier this year. It is now up to the states to decide whether or not to allow abortion. It is expected that he will be banned in about half of the American states.
Following the US Supreme Court ruling, anti-abortion activists are celebrating. This institution ended almost 50 years of constitutional protection for abortion by rejecting the historic issue "Roe vs. Wade".
"We are here to celebrate. We are very happy with the court decision. "It's something we've been fighting for for decades," said one anti-abortion activist.
In a reaction shortly after the decision, President Joe Biden called on Congress to pass a federal law protecting women’s right to abortion.
"There were three judges appointed by President Donald Trump, who with today's decision eliminated a fundamental right for women in this country. With this ruling, the conservative majority of the Supreme Court shows how extreme it is. "How far are they from most of this country?" Said President Biden.
The latest Gallup poll shows that trust in the Supreme Court has fallen to its lowest level, at 25%. Conservative Judge Samuel Alito, appointed by former President George W. Bush, wrote in a final opinion released Friday: "The Constitution does not refer to abortion and no such right is directly protected by any constitutional provision."
The Supreme Court ruling came after reviewing a Mississippi state law banning most abortions after the 15th week of pregnancy.
In a recent ruling, the Supreme Court upheld Mississippi law. "States must decide whether to allow or prohibit abortion," the Supreme Court said in a statement.
"There are about 13 countries that have restrictive measures for abortion and that will immediately make laws to ban abortion completely. "In general, about 26 countries can virtually ban abortion," said Elizabeth Beske, of the American University.
The final decision may force women to go to other states to have an abortion. About 15 states are expected to guarantee the right to abortion. Advocates of abortion see the decision as an attack on reproductive rights and privacy.
"I will work to ensure that abortions do not stop," said Helen Luryi, an abortion rights activist.
“Do të luftojmë duke zgjedhur më shumë gra në Kongres, në organet legjislative të shtetit në këshillin e qytetit. Gra që i kuptojnë çështjet dhe do të jenë në vijën e parë për të miratuar ligje për ta hedhur poshtë këtë vendim të tmerrshëm”, thotë ligjvënësja demokrate Carolyn Maloney.
Aktivistët kundër abortit thonë se vendimi i fundit është një “fitore për jetët njerëzore”
“Do të luftoj për të drejtat e grave. Si eksperte ligjore jam shumë e shqetësuar për këtë, por nga ana tjetër duhet të kemi parasysh që flasim për jetë njerëzore. Ata janë qënie humane e kanë të drejta gjithashtu, kështu që ne duhet të gjejmë një mënyrë për të mbrojtur gratë, por edhe të drejtat themelore të këtyre fëmijëve”, thotë Theresa Brennan.
The decision by the Supreme Court came about a month after the leak of the preliminary opinion indicating that the court was prepared to take this step. Meanwhile, some states across the country have begun to change the approach to abortion by law.