The United States has responded forcefully to leaked plans by the Supreme Court to abolish the national right to abortion. Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets in several cities to demonstrate against the decision. The plans have also been criticized by politicians.
Leaked documents in hand Politico It was revealed Monday night that a majority of the Supreme Court plans to review the infamous 1973 ruling in Roe v. Wade. Thanks to this ruling, abortion has been allowed in all US states for nearly half a century.
Chief Justice John Roberts also confirmed the existence of the draft document. He added that the position had not yet expired.
US President Joe Biden called on voters to vote for candidates who support abortion rights in the November midterm elections. In a statement, Biden called the women’s agency “essential” and “part of personal freedom.”
Harris: It’s time to fight for women and for our country
Vice President Kamala Harris also responded to the leaked document. According to her, opponents of Roe v. Wade want to deny women the right to make decisions about their own bodies.
“The rights of all Americans are at stake,” Harris said. “If the right to privacy is weakened, we will face a future where the government can interfere with the personal decisions you make about your life. Now is the time to fight for women and for our country.”
Democrats must defend an important mid-term position of power
In November there is the so-called “medium term” in the US, where the Democrats have to defend their important position of power in both parliaments. Democrats currently have a majority in the House of Representatives.
In the Senate, Democrats and Republicans have the same number of seats, but Democratic Vice President Harris can cast a casting vote. Democrats are expected to struggle during the midterm elections.
Politico intensified security
news organization Politico The news agency wrote that the revelations are suddenly at the center of one of the most controversial issues in American society AFP. Staff were told on Tuesday that access to offices is restricted.
office building security Politico He was told to be on the alert for visitors. In addition, company employees should consider expanding their affiliation to Politico Don’t post on social media.
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