Biden promises to defend the right to abortion because it is “under assault”

Biden promises to defend the right to abortion because it is “under assault”

The president of U.S, Joe Biden, promised this Saturday to defend the “constitutional right” to abortion, which he considered to be “under assault like never before” on the 49th anniversary of the judicial decision that legalized it throughout the country.

In a joint statement with his vice president, Kamala Harris, Biden said that the right to abortion must be codified in law and promised to defend it with “every tool” at his disposal so that the United States does not back down on equality of rights. women.

“We must ensure that our daughters and granddaughters have the same fundamental rights that their mothers and grandmothers fought for and won 49 years ago today,” the president and vice president said.

The president of the US House of Representatives, Democrat Nancy Pelosi, also issued a statement from San Francisco in which she assured that the right to abortion faces “the greatest threat in decades from right-wing forces.”

This Saturday marks the 49th anniversary of “Roe versus Wade”, the decision of the Supreme Court that since 1973 requires abortion to be allowed in the country until the moment of “viability” of the fetus outside the womb, a limit that is now around at 23 or 24 weeks of pregnancy.

When the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Norma McCorvey, who under the pseudonym Jane Roe had sued Texas for not allowing her to have an abortion, the voluntary interruption of pregnancy was only legal under certain circumstances in 17 of the 50 states in the country, and abortions Illegals were common.

The United States could return to a similar situation in the middle of this year, when the highest court is scheduled to issue a ruling on abortion: everything indicates that the judges will impose new limits on that right, and it is possible that they will annul the precedent set in 1973.

If that happens, each state in the country will be able to decide how it regulates abortion, and 26 conservative-leaning territories are expected to take steps to restrict or ban it altogether, according to the Guttmacher reproductive health research center.

Melissa Galbraith
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