The most recent developments related to the end of the constitutional protection of abortion in the United States.
GENEVA – The director general of the WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said he was “concerned and disappointed” by the decision of the Supreme Court of the United States that reversed the Roe v. Wade.
Tedros wrote on Twitter that the new ruling “reduces women’s rights and access to health care.”
He said there was “irrefutable” evidence that restricting legal abortion can force women and adolescents to undergo unsafe and sometimes deadly procedures.
For his part, French President Emmanuel Macron tweeted that abortion is “a fundamental right of all women” that must be protected.
The French Foreign Ministry called on US federal authorities “to do everything possible” to ensure that American women have continued access to abortion, describing it as “a matter of health and survival for young women and men.” women”.
NEW YORK – Former President Donald Trump has taken credit for the Supreme Court decision that overturned a landmark ruling that made abortion legal across the United States nearly 50 years ago.
In a statement, Trump called the sentence “the greatest WIN for LIFE in a generation.”
He stated that these and other sentences “were only possible because I fulfilled everything that was promised, including the nomination and confirmation of three highly respected and strong constitutionalists for the Supreme Court of the United States. It was a great honor to do it.”
On Friday, the Supreme Court announced the annulment of Roe v. Wade, which guaranteed a woman’s constitutional right to abortion. Three of the justices who voted in favor were Trump appointees: Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett.
WASHINGTON – Attorney General Merrick Garland said in a statement that his department “will work tirelessly to defend reproductive freedom.”
He said that in addition to protecting abortion providers and applicants where legal, “we stand ready to cooperate with other branches of the federal government that seek to use their legal authority to protect and preserve access to reproductive care.”
He noted that the Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of mifepristone, a drug used to end pregnancy.
“States cannot ban mifepristone for pregnancy termination on the grounds that they disagree with the FDA’s expert judgment on its safety and efficacy,” Garland said.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Democrat Nancy Pelosi, said that the court’s ruling is “outrageous and heartbreaking” and fulfills the “grim and extreme objective (of the Republican Party) of stripping women of the right to make decisions on their own reproductive health.
The head of the Republican bloc in the chamber, Kevin McCarthy, applauded the sentence, which according to him “will save many lives.” He added that “the people in the states will have a voice in the process.”
Former President Donald Trump praised the Supreme Court’s ruling overturning abortion rights, saying according to Fox News that the decision “will work in everyone’s favor.”
The Supreme Court voted five to three to overturn Roe v. Wade, which guaranteed the constitutional right to abortion. Three of the justices who voted in favor were Trump appointees: Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett.
“This is consistent with the Constitution and returns rights that should have been given long ago,” Trump was quoted as saying by the channel. “I think ultimately this will benefit everyone.”
WASHINGTON – Former US President Barack Obama on Friday condemned the US Supreme Court’s ending constitutional protection of abortion that had been in place for nearly half a century.
Obama claimed on Twitter that the decision amounts to an attack on the freedoms of millions of Americans. The court’s conservative majority threw out Roe v. Wade on Friday. The decision is expected to lead to a ban on abortion in about half of the states in the country.
Three of the court’s liberal justices wrote in a joint dissent that the decision will bring “pain” to the many millions of American women who will lose a “fundamental constitutional protection.”